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PSY 100 Ch1 notes

by: Anna Smith

PSY 100 Ch1 notes PSY 100-003

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These notes just cover the standard basis of Psych. It's the first chapter for an intro class, so the notes will not be that complex. I wrote what I thought would be the most important information.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anna Smith on Thursday January 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 100-003 at Northern Kentucky University taught by Kellie Pierson in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology - SB in Psychlogy at Northern Kentucky University.


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Date Created: 01/28/16
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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