PSY 100 Ch1 notes
PSY 100 Ch1 notes PSY 100-003
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PSY 100 CH 1 Psychology A general science Not limited to disorders Positive psychology A. emphasizes human strength Definition of Psychology the scientific study of behavior and mental processes History of Psychology Western philosophy Biology and physiology Wilhelm Wundt – founding father of psychology and first lab is 1879 A. Structures of the mind William James A. Functions of the mind Charles Darwin A. On the Origin of Species Natural Selection Characteristics favored by the environment which are more likely to survive and reproduce Contemporary Approaches Biological Approach Neuroscience A. Nervous System Structure Function Development Genetics Biochemistry Behavioral Approach Environmental determination of observable behavior Notable Behaviorists A. John Watson B. B.F. Skinner Would not talk about inner motivations, but would focus on consistent rewarding good behaviors Psychodynamic Approach Frued Unconscious thought Between biological drives and demands of society Early childhood family experiences Humanistic Approach Positive qualities Free will Carl Rogers Abraham Maslow Cognitive Approach Mental processes involved in knowing Information processing Evolutionary Approach Adaptation Sociocultural Approach Between ethnic and cultural groups Within and across countries
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