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Introductory Psychology 1004, Week One Notes

by: Margaret Vaughan

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These notes are from Dr. Harrison's first lecture of the introduction to psychological science and include different material than the power points, which will be helpful on the exam questions writ...
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Margaret Vaughan on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1004 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University taught by Benjamin DeVore in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views.


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Date Created: 09/16/16
August 25, Intro. Psychology Lecture Notes­ Dr. Harrison Psychological Science: The scientific study of behavior and functional neural systems.  SCIENTIFIC METHOD Observation­ Chemotherapy and Depression Define the Problem­ Nausea Medication= Aloxi<Serotonin Hypothesis­ Nausea Medication Causes Depression Experiment FACT VS FICTION research methods 1. appropriate design 2. replication 3. control groups HOW DECISIONS ARE MADE IN  THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Statistics Nobel Prizes: Sperry, Hubel, Bekesy, Busch & Axel Behavioral Economics Left brain: speaking, writing, reading, pros, I’m messed up, happy Right brain: silently watching, observant, watches out, cons, nothing wrong with me, evil Remote stimulation of the Amygdala­ Delgado Social Factors: Kitty Genovese­ Diffusion of responsibility, Pluralistic ignorance Biological bases of behavior  “organic” vs “psychological’ ALL EVIDENCE: PSYCHOLOGICAL IS BIOLOGICAL First psychology lab: Wundt­ mid 19th century THE MIND­BODY CONTROVERSY  1. Explaining “free will” 2. Philosophical Doctrines Monism­just our body in its environment Dualism­body and soul Interactionism­ body and soul, but sometimes they interact 3. Early Greeks— Monistic? Aristotle Hippocrates Galen THE RENAISSANCE Lametria “man the machine” Pope apologizes to science 1997 Decartes “Father rof Psychophysiology” The Pineal Body THE BOTTOM LINE: -Science is a monistic approach -MIND-BODY ISSUE =Became LOCALIZATION ISSUE Historical events: Discovery and use of electricity Bartholomew-1874 Mary Rafferty Faraday Current Not Galvanic Current Penfield- Epileptics


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