Elements of Psychology 1113 Notes Week 1
Elements of Psychology 1113 Notes Week 1 PSY 1113
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Psychology Notes Week 1 Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes Different approaches to psychology: Biological approach ● focuses on the brain, nervous system, and other biological functions ● Includes: genetics, instincts, etc Behavioral approach ● which is the study of observable behavioral responses and their environmental determinants ● John B Watson and BF skinner and big on this scene ● Shows patterns of reward and punishment Psychodynamic approach (Freud) ● Emphasizes unconscious thoughts and conflict between biological drives and the demands of society ● Freud also said that early childhood experiences are especially important ● Similarities between behavioral and psychodynamic: environment affects both, rewards and punishments play a big role ● Differences between behavioral and psychodynamic: behavioral is concscious while psychodynamic is unconcious. The humanistic approach ● Carl's Rogers and Abraham Maslow ● All individuals have an inborn drive to grow, develop, and be fulfilled ● Emphasis on free will to make choices ● Unconditional positive regard (no matter what you do, it will always be positive) ● Conditions of worth (I'm only good enough if I get a job, good Gpa, good spouse, etc) Cognitive approach ● Focuses on how people think, understand, and know about the world ● Brain is viewed as a problem solving supercomputer ● Our behaviors is affected by how we process information (how much influence does certain factors have in influencing your decision) Evolutionary approach ● Uses evolutionary principles to explain the origins of human behaviors (aggression, fear, mating patterns, etc) Sociocultural approach ● Examines the influences of society and culture on behavior. ● Compared behavior across countries ● Compares group differences within a country
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