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Behavior
any action that other people can observe or measure
your behavior is being "watched"
Cognitive Activities
mental process
cog is all in your "head"
Psychological Constructs
used to talk about something we can't see, touch, or measure.
as if it didn't exsist
Theory
a statement that attempts to explain why things are the way they are and happen the way they do.
someone's personal "..."
Principle
a rule or law
you must obey
Basic research
research that has no immediate application and is done for it's own sake.
Introspection
We can learn much about ourselves by carefully examing our thoughts and feelings. Socrates.
"looking within."
Structuralism
discovering basic element of consciousness. Wilhem Wundt
structur of your "mind"
Functionalism
how mental processes help organisms adapt to their environment
functioning helps you "get used to" your "surroundings"
Behaviorism
defined psychology as the scientific study of observable behavior; John B. Watson
psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud. emphasizes the importance of unconscious motives and internal conflicts in determining human behavior.