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General Psychology Week 2 Notes

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General Psychology Week 2 Notes PSY 1410

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Ch 1. History of psychology 3 major schools of thought Major psychological perspectives
General Psychology
Dr Catherine Crooks
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Date Created: 01/24/16
Week 2 Notes Tuesday January 26 2016 Professor Dr Catherine Crooks Ch 1 Historv of Psvcholoov What is psychology 0 Psychology the science of behavior and mental cognitive processes Scienti c origins of psychology 0 Philosophy Rene Descarte o Dualism the belief that the mind and the body are separate entities that interact Physiology the study of how organisms function Wilhelm Wundt 1830 s1900 s quotfather of psychologyquot 3 Major Schools of Thought 1 2 Structuralism Wundt Analyzed and described components or structures of the conscious experience Functionalism WM James Focused on the purpose of consciousness and how we adapt our sensation and perception to t the environment Darwinism rising at this time Psvchoanalvsis Freud First to focus on the unconscious experience rather than the conscious focus in dreams daydreams early childhood and unconsciousness in relation to behavior Major Psychological Perspectives 1 Biological Physiological How physiological or bodily events affect behaviors feelings and thoughts ex puberty sexual interaction anything to do with hormones medications Behavioral Learning How behavior is acquired and modi ed in response to environmental in uences o Skinner worked with rats in mazes and food rewards 0 Watson generalized fear in infant son learned fear of rats generalized into fear of anything white fuzzy Cognitive How do our thoughts affect our behavior Focuses on how we process store and use information as well as how our thoughts impact behavior Sociocultural Crosscultural How do social and cultural forces biases societal norms religion etc in uence behavior Psvchodvnamic Freud How early childhood experiences and how the unconscious affect behavior Humanistic Each individual has great freedom free will in directing his her future We have free will in determining how to react in a situation and control of one s fate Progression to selfactualization


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