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behaviorism
a field of psychology that concentrates on observable, measurable behaviors and not on mental processes
Biopsychologist
tries to explain behavior in terms of biological factors. chemical elecctrical on nervous system.
clinical psychologist
helps people with psychological problems
behaviorism
a field of psychology that concentrates on observable, measurable behaviors and not on mental processes
cognition
thinking and acquiring knowledge
behaviorism
a field of psychology that concentrates on observable, measurable behaviors and not on mental processes
Biopsychologist
tries to explain behavior in terms of biological factors. chemical elecctrical on nervous system.
cognitive psychologist
someone who studies thought processes and the acquisition of knowledge
comparative psychologist
a specialist who compares different animal species
counseling psychologist
helps people with educational, vocational, marriage, health-related, and other decisions
determinism
the assumption that all behavior has a cause, or determinant, in the observable world
clinical psychologist
helps people with psychological problems
Biopsychologist
tries to explain behavior in terms of biological factors. chemical elecctrical on nervous system.
developmental psychologist
studies the the behavioral capacities of different ages and how behavior changes with age
cognition
thinking and acquiring knowledge
clinical psychologist
helps people with psychological problems
cognitive psychologist
someone who studies thought processes and the acquisition of knowledge
dualism
the view that the mind is separate from the brain
cognition
thinking and acquiring knowledge
cognitive psychologist
someone who studies thought processes and the acquisition of knowledge
comparative psychologist
a specialist who compares different animal species
ergonomist
psychologist with engineering skills works to facilitate
comparative psychologist
a specialist who compares different animal species
counseling psychologist
helps people with educational, vocational, marriage, health-related, and other decisions
evolutionary psychologist
one who tries to explain behavior in terms of the evolutionary history of the species
counseling psychologist
helps people with educational, vocational, marriage, health-related, and other decisions
determinism
the assumption that all behavior has a cause, or determinant, in the observable world
forensic psychologist
ne who provies advice and consultation to police, lawayers, courts, etc
determinism
the assumption that all behavior has a cause, or determinant, in the observable world
developmental psychologist
studies the the behavioral capacities of different ages and how behavior changes with age
free will
behavior is caused by a person's independent decisions
deman characteristics
cues that tell a subject what is expected of him or her and what the experimenter hopes to find
dependent variable
the item that an experimenter measures to determine how changes in the independent varibale affect it
developmental psychologist
studies the the behavioral capacities of different ages and how behavior changes with age
descriptive statistics
mathematical summaries of results such as measures of the average and the amount of variation
functionalism
an attempt to understand how mental processes produce useful behaviors
dualism
the view that the mind is separate from the brain
falsifiable
making sufficently precise predictions that we can at least imagine evidence that would contradict the theory
independent variable
in an experiment the item that an experimenter manipulates to determine how it affects the dependent variable
induction
the process of inferring a general principle from observations
dualism
the view that the mind is separate from the brain
inferential statistics
statements about large populations based on inferences from small samples
meta-analysis
a procedure that combines the results of many studies and analyzzes them as though they were all one very large study
ergonomist
psychologist with engineering skills works to facilitate
ergonomist
psychologist with engineering skills works to facilitate
evolutionary psychologist
one who tries to explain behavior in terms of the evolutionary history of the species
evolutionary psychologist
one who tries to explain behavior in terms of the evolutionary history of the species
forensic psychologist
ne who provies advice and consultation to police, lawayers, courts, etc
forensic psychologist
ne who provies advice and consultation to police, lawayers, courts, etc
free will
behavior is caused by a person's independent decisions
free will
behavior is caused by a person's independent decisions
functionalism
an attempt to understand how mental processes produce useful behaviors
functionalism
an attempt to understand how mental processes produce useful behaviors
industrial psychology
the psychological study of poeple at work
introspection
looking within oneself
learning and motivation
the study of how behavior depends on the outcomes of past behaviors and on current motivations
monism
the view that consciousness is inseparable from the physical brain
psychiatry
a branch of medicine that deals with emotional disturbances