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what is empiricism
the view that knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and science floursihes through observation and experiment
structuralism
an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore and elemental structure of the human mind
functionalism
a school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral process function-how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and floursih
psychology
the science of behavior and mental process


science that seeks to answer all sorts of questions about us: how we think,feel, act
nature-nurture issue
the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to development of psychological traits and behaviors
natural selection
the principal that among the range of inherited trait variations, those contributing to reproduction and survival most likely be passed on to succeeding generations