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Structuralism
uncovering the basic structures that make up the mind and thoughts
Functionalism
Mental processes can be understood in terms of their purpose and function
Gestalt
Tried to understand the brain by studying perception and perceptual learning. Percepts consist of meaningful wholes
Behaviorism
Focuses only on behavior, excluding mental processing
Psychoanalysis
Focuses on the unconscious
Humanist Psych
a clinical viewpoint emphasizing human ability, growth, potential, and free will
Cognitive Theory
Emphasizes mental processes, such as memory, perception, and thinking as forms
Social Learning
Study of cognition and behavior combined. Behavior learned from other people.
Sympathetic Division
acts to arouse body when faced with a threat
Parasympathetic Division
acts to calm down body, restores to normal level of control
Evolutionary Psychology
Sees behavior and mental processes in terms of their genetic adaptations for survival and reproduction
Endocrine Glands
tissues that produce & release hormones
Hormones
chemical substance released by glands that help regulate body activities
Parathyroid
controls/balances calcium & phosphate in blood & tissue fluid.
Pineal Gland
regulates activity through out the day.