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Psychology 100 Week 2 day 2 notes

by: Carson Lopez

Psychology 100 Week 2 day 2 notes PSY 100

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These notes cover what we talked about Thursday in class (Watson, Freud, Lobes of the Brain)
General Psychology
Dr. Jisook Park
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Psych100, Freud, Dr.Park, Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe, Temporal Lobe, JohnB.Watson
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carson Lopez on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 100 at a university taught by Dr. Jisook Park in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views.


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Date Created: 01/29/16
Gen Psych  01/27/2016 Recap… Behaviorism: People are what they do John B. Watson (established branch of “behaviorism” in psychology) conducted an  unethical experiment involving a baby pseudo­named “Albert” and was shut­down because of  the agitation and likely trauma caused to the child Watson & Advertisements John B. Watson (famous psychologist) was the first to…  Advertise deodorants   Demographic surveys of target population  Offered free samples in return for filling out questionnaires  Encourage coffee breaks in ads to sell coffee  Indirect testimonials to advertise products Contribution of Behaviorism  Made connections with the real world outside the laboratory  (Strict) behaviorism denied the role of genetic factors & supported  environmentalism   Behaviorism changed methods used in psychology which was the start of  having “operational” definitions o “Operational Definitions” – hypothetical definitions made by  researches conducting a study. Example: The operational definition of aggressive behavior in a 5­year­old is to lash out at those who  are perceived threats (biting or kicking whomever has stolen a toy  from subject) or make a stern facial expression (frowning,  clenching jaw) Sigmund Freud & Mental Illness Early views of mental illnesses:  Babylonians – people who had mental illnesses were demon possessed  Hebrews – having a mental illness was punishment for a sin  Greeks – mental illnesses were simply disordered thought processes Freud  Mental Illnesses = result of unresolved, unconscious issues  Change in perspective of general public on mental patients  Started a new branch of psychology completely different than Watson’s  Behaviorism Neuroscience & the Brain Human Brain Lobes 1. Frontal Lobe  a. Higher cognitive executive functions b. Memory c. Planning d. Inhibition of inappropriate behavior 2. Parietal  a. Touch b. Body sensations c. Movement 3. Occipital a. Visual information 4. Temporal a. Emotion, language, memory i. Broca’s Aphasia – inability to form cohesive sentences  ii. Wernicke’s Aphasia – cannot understand language very  well iii. Prosopagnosia – cannot recognize faces Phineas Gage – severe head trauma warped personality because of destroyed frontal lobe


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