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Psychology: Week 1 Notes

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Psychology: Week 1 Notes PSYC 1101 PV

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General Psychology
Jennifer Headrick
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anderson Constant on Friday January 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 1101 PV at Georgia Regents University taught by Jennifer Headrick in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Georgia Regents University.


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Date Created: 01/22/16
Psychology ­ The scientific study of how our brain works  - Cognition involves thinking, memories, etc. along with any mental        processes In 1876 – First psychological lab was created by Wundt – Germany - this lab experimented with people’s reaction time - Wundt had a student named Titchener Titchener  rude, narcissistic, unholy, brilliant man  Structuralism (school of thought)  Quote: “To truly understand and experience things you have to break it  down into its most basic structures or elements”  Problem: individuals have different ways of defining an experience                              ­ ex: a rose; the color; the feel of it may be different for                                each person William James  Functionalism (School of thought)  Strongly influenced by Darwinism  Experimented with basic purpose of a behavior: what it does to help us  survive and adapt. Behaviorists  B. F. Skinner and John Watson  Quote: “Psychology will never flourish as a science until we focus on studying      objective observable behavior” Humanistic Psychology - Abraham Maslow and Rogers - This psychology focuses more on personal growth Experimental Psychology - Focused on research Clinical Psychology - Focus on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe mental disorders Counseling Psychology - Focus on the strengths of the patient to help them through their situations Ph.D. - More researched based emphasis and teaching Psy.D. - used to be a private institutions but is now a public institution  - More clinical training based emphasis and research M. D. – Psychiatrist  - specialized in treating disorders of the mind  - can write prescriptions / psychologists cannot 


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