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Psychology
The scientific study of behavior and mind
Difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and can prescribe medications
Nativism
The idea that some knowledge is innate, or present at birth
Structuralism
An early school of psychology; tried to understand the mind by breaking it down into basic parts. Used technique called systematic introspection
Behaviorism
observes and measures behavior to determine underlying principles of the mind, it does not rely upon subjects' conscious knowledge of behavior of the mind
Mind-body problem
Are the mind and body separate and distinct or are they the same
Nature vs Nurture debate
Does knowledge come entirely from day to day experiences or are some ideas innate and present from birth
Functionalism
An early school of psychology were it was believed that the proper way to understand mind and body is to first analyze their function and purpose