Viewing All Flashcards for Psychology
The sience of behavior and mental process
Founded by wilhelm wundt in 1879started as a labratory sienceis see as both an art and a sience
_ experience_reasoning_authority_relevation_scientific method
A belief in the supernatural
_astrology_palmistry_tarot card reading]_mediums_psychology
_the adventure of sherlock holms_the hound of the baskervilles_the lost world_the comming of the fairies and many others
Beliefs that interfere with our objectivity
Simple explanations are prefered to complex explanations
1. observe and describe. 2. understand and explain 3. predict 4. influence and control. ........using the scientific method
Is a system of investigation in which a person makes careful observation of a phenomena, theorizes, explains, and hypothesizes about future behaviors.
At the basis of psychology is the labratory. psychology started as a lab sience, in the lab. the lab or gathering of research, testing of data, is the very foundation that makes psychology a sience
A holistic research method that seeks to provide a complete narative description of an entire phenomenon or culture.
Manipulating a variable you can control or the cause of the behavior with a variable that you cannot or the effect of the behavior
_wundt - Structuralism_james - functionalism_thorn dike, pavlov, watson,and skinner - behavioral perspective_freud_psychoanalysis_maslow - humanistic_evolutionary - perspective
_ founding father of psychology_studied comsius mental proccesses through introspective techniques._psychology is an experimental sience._mental proccesses are composed in structured elements, such as sensation, perceptions, feelings,etc.
_1st american psychologist_apply psychology to solve practical problems_the purpose of conciousness_cognitive proccesses are adaptive because they have evolved over time._the brain menualy processes experience continiually through introspection.