Rice University Psychology Case Study

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Rice University Psychology department, the major that I plan to take in the future, emphasizes on research that is in both laboratory and applied setting ("Psychology."). Rice University is one of the top ten universities in Houston for psychology; therefore, I would prefer to attend this college. Rice university is a very diverse place to study, its ethnic breakdown of students can be broken down as the following, seven percent African American, twenty one percent Asian and pacific islander, forty two percent white or caucasian, ten percent foreign national, thirteen percent Hispanic, six percent multiracial and one percent other. Also, the female and male population can be broken down in the following statistics, forty eight point one percent of the female population and fifty one point nine of the male population according to rice.edu.
The total of academic school year cost for all residents is fifty thousand six hundred ninety-two
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Wilhelm Wundt created the first lab in one thousand eight hundred seventy-nine in order to be fully dedicated to psychology and its experiments to prove theories. Continuing that, William James was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States and he also created the first psychology textbook in one thousand eight hundred ninety-nine. The most known theory of science is the evolution of man theory was created by Charles Darwin. In psychology, there is a theory called behavioral evolution also created by Charles Darwin. This theory states that “evolutionary psychology is a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain useful mental and psychological traits - such as memory, perception, or language - as adaptations, i.e., as the functional products of natural

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