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The 7 Modern Psychology Perspectives

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These are my notes and a short of my homework on the 7 modern perspectives. This is to show you what my notes are going to look like with my class lecture, class textbook, and notes from extra read...
Intro to Psychology
Jessica Kumm
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Date Created: 08/26/16
The 7 Modern Psychology Perspectives 1. The Psychodynamic Perspective -involves the unconscious mind, memories from early childhood, and interpersonal relationships when explaining or viewing human behavior. -from the work of Sigmund Freud -Freud believed the mind was comprised of three elements: 1. the ID= our unconscious desires 2. the Ego= realistic part that goes between the ID and superego 3. the superego= our morals, standards, and ideals Ex: Kronk’s shoulder Kronk’s on “Emperor’s New Groove” ID= shoulder devil Ego= Kronk Superego= shoulder angel Freud said that we are unaware…. -we have needs during development -if unmet due to a crisi, need are “repressed” -as adults, behavior is driven by the unconscious desire to meet that need “Why do men cheat?” Abandonment from the mother results in an inability to commit. 2. The Behavioral Perspective -argues that behavior and emotions are learned though classical and operant conditioning. -Pavlov: classical conditioning-> our environment and interactions shape our behavior -Primary supporters were John B. Watson and B. F. Skinner “Why do men cheat?” as a child, he saw his father cheat, then grew up thinking that cheating is an okay/acceptable behavior. 3. The Humanistic Perspective -involves the role of someone’s motivation(s) on their own thoughts and behaviors. -people have the freedom to choose their own destiny and strive for self-actualization (they do it because they can type of attitude) -brought to light by Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow “Why do men cheat?” Because they can. 4. The Biopsychological Perspective -attributes human and animal behavior to biological events -some topics researched by a bio psychologist could include: sleep patterns, emotions, aggression, sexual behavior, and disorders. “Why do men cheat?” because of their testosterone, libido, or a trauma 5. The Cognitive Perspective -involves the mental processes behind people’s thoughts, memory, intelligence, and perception -influenced by the work of Jean Piaget and Albert Bandura “Why do men cheat?” because he is bad at setting priorities. 6. The Sociocultural Perspective -Sociocultural -social= study of groups, social roles, rules, relationships -cultural= cultural norms, values, expectations -important because it highlights that the way people act when they’re with their friends, family, or selves is different/ their behavior is influenced by who they’re with. “Why do men cheat?” because they think it will make them look cool in front of their friends. 7. The Evolutionary Perspective -says behavior has adaptive value -involves the bases for the more universal mental processes all humans share, seeking to explain general mental traits such as why we lie, the influence attractiveness has on mating, common fears, etc. -can overlap with biopsychology and the sociocultural perspective “Why do men cheat?” because they thought the person that they cheated with was more attractive.


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