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Psych 1101, Week 1 Notes

by: Jasmine Cole

Psych 1101, Week 1 Notes PSYCH 1101 C

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These notes cover this week August 22 through August 26th materials.
Introduction to Psychology
Dr. Kristy Sorenson
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Intro to Psychology, Psychology




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Date Created: 08/24/16
Psychology Day 2 & Day 3 (Week1/CH1) August 24, 2016 Chapter 1: Thinking Critically with Psychological Science  Psychology- is what we can believe or trust is accurate. Birth of Psychology:  Began in 1879  Wundt is the Father of Psychology Before Psychology, Philosophy (Why is it hard to get information into our heads and biology (How we see things. Blood.) were the main sciences and views of the body, brain, and human being/mind.  Wundt wanted a systematic approach – he used a ball and the awareness of it by pressing the buzzer when you were aware. Types of Psychology (Schools of Psychology)  Structuralism- studying of the conscious mind and the pieces. o Titchener- advocate of Wundt. Methods:  Introspection- looking inside yourself and then reporting the experience to someone else. o Atoms (pieces or structure) of the mind. (Why is one smart and intelligent while another lacks intelligence?)  Functionalism: James (Philosopher) Methods: Purpose (function) of human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for survival. o Influence of Darwin’s theory of evolution by Natural Selection. Behaviorism: Watson and Skinner (operant conditioning) – important in this field 2 Methods:  “Observable” behavior only. NO reference to mental processes. “Little Albert” – a child was linked with a sound of thunder and a rabbit to produce fear. Psychoanalysis (Freud) – This was discovered/ happened about the same as Wundt and Structuralism.  Unconscious thought – things we are not aware of  Childhood experiences affect later behavior (adulthood is different than childhood) Psychological Science Develops Humanistic psychology  Revived interest in study of mental processes.  Growth potential and importance of having need for love and acceptance. Cognitive Psychology Ways in which information is perceived, processed, and remembered. Types of Research: Basic- doing studies trying to find information about a phenomenon because your curious. Applied- want to find answers/ solutions to a particular problem. Nature-Nurture (Contemporary Science) Nature- born with, inherit Nurture- not born with, have to learn through experience “Nurture works on what nature endows.” 2 3 3


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