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Introspection
self observation of your own conscious experience
Structuralism
a school of psychology based on the notion that the task of psychology is to analyze consciousness into its basic elements and to investigate how tese elements are related
Functionalism
belief that psychology should investigate the function or purpose of consciousness rather, than its structure.
Humanism
optimistic of humans. unique qualities of humans, especially their freedom and potential for personal growth. Says that you are governed by your self.
Psychoanalysis
Attempt to explain personality, motivation, and mental disorders by using the unconsciousness
Natural Selection
States that characteristics that cause success in survival are likely to be passed on and thus become "selected" over time
"stream of consiousness"
The study that one does not limit itself to elements of structure
Nature vs. Nurture
Born with something or adapt by environment
Stimuli
anything that causes a response
Psychology comes from the greek words Psyche and loges...what does that mean?
Psyche- sole
Loges- study of
2 main schools of though
structuralism and functionalism