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psychology
study of
psyche
l
overt behaviors
behaviors that are done in the open; obvious; little or no effort to conceal
covert behaviors
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empiricism
l
empirical evidence
l
scientific observation
l
research method
l
research specialties
l
developmental psychologists
l
learning theorist
l
personality theorist
l
sensation & perception psychologist
l
comparative psychologists
l
biopsychologists
l
cognitive psychologists
l
gender psychologists
l
social psychologists
l
cultural psychologists
l
evolutionary psychologists
l
animal model
In research, an animal whose behavior is used to discover principles that may apply to human behavior.
description
In scientific research, the process of naming and classifying.
understanding
In psychology, understanding is achieved when the causes of a behavior can be stated.
prediction
An ability to accurately forecast behavior.
control
Altering conditions that influence behavior.
stimulus
Any physical energy that has some effect on an organism and that evokes a repsonse.
introspection
To look within; to examine one's own thoughts, feelings, or sensations.
structuralism
The school of thought concerned with analyzing sensations and persona experience into basic elements.
Wilhelm Wundt
"father of psychology"
1879
Leipzig, Germany
Edward B. Titchener
Carried Wundt's ideas to the U.S.
Structuralism
Tried to study the structure of mental life.
"Building blocks"
Functionalism
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William James, 1842-1910
American scholar
Broadened psychology to include animal behavior, religious experience, abnormal behavior.
Principles of Psychology