Day 1: 20 Minute Lecture on the Basics of Psychology
Day 1: 20 Minute Lecture on the Basics of Psychology PSYC 1000
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Intro to Psychology Cydney Tinsley Day One Mini-Lesson; Brief Overview Day 1: Mini Lesson: A Brief Overview of Psychology 1. What IS Psychology? a. Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain, and behavior. i. Note that ‘mind’ and ‘brain’ are different in this definition. The mind is the thoughts and emotions, whereas the brain is functions. 2. Factors that Influence the Behavioral and Mental Processes a. Three factors influence a person’s behavioral and mental processes: i. Biological Influences (environmental factors), such as natural selection and genetic predisposition. ii. Psychological Influences (personal factors), such as learned fears and emotional responses. iii. Social-Cultural Influences (behavioral factors), such as presence of others and expectations. 3. Psychology is Multiply-Determined, meaning: a. Isolating traits is nearly impossible. b. Multiple factors contribute to the behavioral and mental processes. For example, a behavioral trait also impacts a personal and an environmental factor. Personal Factors Environment Behavior
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