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Elements of Psychology 1113 Notes Week 1

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Elements of Psychology 1113 Notes Week 1 PSY 1113

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Psychology 1113 Notes Week 1
Elements of Psychology
Jenel Cavazos
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Date Created: 01/28/16
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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