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11 Cards in this Set

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the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
early school of psychology that emphasized studying the most basic components, or structures, of conscious experiences.
early school of psychology thsy rmphasized studying the purpose, or function, of behavior and mental experiences.
personality theory and form of psychotherapy that emphasize the rule of unconscious factors in personality and behavior.
school of psychology and theorectical viewpoint that emphasize the study of observable behaviors, especially as they pertain to the process of learning.
humanistic psychology
school of psycholoy and theoretical viewpoint that emphasize each person's unique potential for psychological growth and self-direction.
evolutionary psychology
the application of principals of evolution, including natural selection, to explain psychological processes and phenomena.
the attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors shared by a group of people and communicated from one generation to another.
cross-cultural psychology
branch of psychology that studies the effects of culture on behavior and mental processes.
the belief that one's own culture or ethnic group is superior to all others, and the related tendency to use one's own culture as a standard by which to judge other cultures.
collective cultures
cultures that emphasize the needs and goals of the group over the needs and goals of the individual.