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AP Psych Midterm 1

empiricism the view that a knowledge comes from experience via the senses and science flourishes through observation and experiment
structuralism an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
functionalism a school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function-how they enable the organism to adapt,survive,and flourish
nature-nurture issue the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors
natural selection the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
basic research pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
applied research scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
clinical psychology a branch of psychology that studies, assesses and treats people with psychological disorders
psychiatry a branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders, practiced by physicians who sometimes provide medical treatments as well as psychological therapy.
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