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Gen. Psych. Week ONE

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Gen. Psych. Week ONE PSYC 10300 - 02

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Introductory Notes to Chaper One
General Psychology
Adam Lueke
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cecille Forsyth on Sunday January 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 10300 - 02 at Ithaca College taught by Adam Lueke in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 63 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Ithaca College.


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Date Created: 01/31/16
General Psychology 1/28/2016 • The Evolution of Psychology: (Chapter 1) • youtube video: family guy themes griffin, philosopher • Psychology came out of philosophy • How does psychology differ from philosophy: • In psychology we use scientific method • We apply it to philosophy instead of just reasoning • Ways to look at the world: • Postgame: • Cliche: “We have to keep working hard and just take it one game at a time.” • When asked their keys to success, sports players replied with cliches similar to the above. • Relationships: • Cliche: “Opposites attract.” “Birds of a feather fly together” • Familiarity tend to attract • Identical creates animosity • Beginnings of Psychology: • 1879: Wilhelm Wundt created the first psychology laboratory. • The focus was on human consciousness • Schools: Structuralism • • Forms of therapy heavily based on introspection • Youtube video: Abnormal Psychology: What about Bob • “Talk about moving… talk about weird” • By asking the patient to talk about deeper issues, the psychologist is able to identify the actual problem. Functionalism • • Forms of therapy heavily based on stream of consciousness • Psychoanalysis: • Founder: Sigmund Freud • Psychosexual theories • Focuses on the subconscious mind and how it affects our behavior Behaviorism: Focuses on physical and observable phenomena • • Overt Behavior • Classical / Operant Conditioning • youtube video: 2:30 Rat Basketball at Wofford College • The rat being rewarded completed the task more efficiently than the other. • This form of therapy discouraged the idea of free will; thoughts don't matter. Humanism: Humans are set out to self actualize: improving and actualizing to our ultimate • potential • Unique human qualities, growth, freedom • Evolutionary: • psychosocial- behaviors that have been passed down and has helped survive • behaviors change over time survival of the fittest • • Themes of Psychology: • Empiricism: (Behaviorists) • Hulu Video: Goodnight Butters • Butters believes that there are demons inside of my head and that’s why he’s wetting the bed. General Psychology 1/28/2016 • So he puts it to the test. • Theoretical Diversity: Being able to express different phenomenons through different cultural backgrounds • Development in Socio-historical Context • Casual Themes • Behavior is never from a single source- 99% the time its from multiple sources


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