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Gen Psych. Notes

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Gen Psych. Notes PSY 1013

Jessi Hines
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Mary Pollard
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jessi Hines on Sunday February 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 1013 at Mississippi State University taught by Mary Pollard in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Lecture in Psychlogy at Mississippi State University.


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Date Created: 02/07/16
General Psychology- Lecture Notes Psychology: the scientific study of behavior, thought, and experience. Scientific Method: a way of learning about the world -observing -predicting (hypothesis) -developing theories -making further predictions Hypothesis: a testable prediction Theories: built from hypotheses that are repeatedly tested and confirmed -theories must be falsifiable Theories are not opinions Psychology studies people as a result of multiple influences: BioPsychoSocial Model: Influences of… -Bio: drugs and hormones -Psych: thoughts, emotions, personality -Social: peer and family Scientific Literacy: ability to understand, analyze, and apply scientific information Knowledge gathering  Scientific information  Critical thinking  Application Critical thinking: exercising curiosity and skepticism when evaluating claims, assumptions, and beliefs Magnet Therapy Empiricism: knowledge comes from experience Determinism: all events are governed by lawful cause/effect relationships Zeitgeist: prevented psychology from being recognized as a science until the late 1800s. -Materialism: everything is composed of physical matter. Psychophysics: study of how the physical and mental worlds interact. -Fechner: sensation and perception; one of the firsts to study psychophysics -Darwin: natural selection; behaviors; emotional expressions Clinical Psychology: concentrated on diagnosis and treatment of disorders -Brain Localization: early theory, worked when studying brain injuries -Gall: “27 organs with different traits. Determined by feeling the skull Brain injuries “Tan” : man who could only say tan -Broca: discovered an injury on the left side of Tan’s brain Wernicke: “word salad”- jumbled words and syllables and unable to comprehend Psychoanalysis: Freud (with little to no evidence) attempted to explain how behavior and personality are influenced by subconscious process Mesmer: “magnets redirect magnetic fluids in the body”false. -however, people reported the resolution of problems after trances. -hypnotized people with the help of cocaine. General Psych Sir Francis Galton -nature vs nurture: how heredity (nature) and environment (nurture) influence behavior and the mental process. -believed in selective breeding… for people… Structuralism and Functionalism -Structuralism: attempt to analyze conscious experience by breaking it down into basic elements -like there are chemical elements that make up behavior -Functionalism: study of purpose/function of behavior and conscious experience Behaviorism: focused on studying only observable behavior with little to no reference to mental events or instincts -rejected because it implies a loss of free will. Humanistic: focuses on the unique aspects of the individual; freedom to act and rational thought Gestalt psychology: an approach emphasizing that psychologists need to focus on the whole of perception and evidence Research Psychologists Applied Psychology: uses the psychological knowledge to address problems/issues across various settings and professions. -Psychiatry: branch of medicine-concerned with treatment of mental and behavioral disorders -Forensic psych: encompasses work in the criminal justice system -School psych: involves working with children with special needs -Health psych: study of how individual, biological, and environmental factors affect physical health -Industrial or Organizational psych: work for businesses to improve employee productivity and the organizational structure of the company


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