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Psychology GN

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Theories developed from scientific study of behavior, in both animals and humans and mental processes Pschology
Describe, explain,predict, and influence behavior Psychologist goals
Having to do with an organism's physical processes ex. sleep and hunger Physiological
Having to d with the process of thinking and understanding cognitive
asking and answering questions about what people think, act, and feel as they do Systematic Studies
an assumption or prediction that is tested through scientific research (an educated guess) Hypothesis
A set if assumptions used to explain phenomena and offered for scientific studies Theory
the pursuit of knowledge about natural phenomena for its own sake Basic science
discovering ways t use scientific findings to accomplish practical goals Applied Science
A general approach to gathering information and answering questions so that errors and biases are minimized Scientific method
A psychologist who studies the basic elements that make up conscious mental experiences Structuralist/Wundt
A method of self-observation in which participants report their thoughts and feelings Introspection
A Psychologist who studies the function (rather than the structure) of consciousness. Functionalist/James
A psychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determine human behavior, feelings, and thoughts Psychoanalists
A Psychologist who analyzes how organisms learn or modify their behavior based on their response to events in the environment Behaviorist
A psychologist who believes that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth Humanist
A Psychologist who studies how we process, store, retrieve, and use information and how thought process influence our behavior Cognitivist
A psychologist who studies how physical and chemical changes in our bodies influence our behavior Psychobiologist
A branch of medicine that deals with emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders Psychiatry
A psychologist who diagnoses and treats people with emotional disturbances Clinical Psychologist
A psychologist who usually helps people deal with problems of everyday life Counseling psychologist
A psychologist who studies the emotional, cognitive, biological, personal, and social changes that occur as an individual matures Developmental Psychologist
A psychologist who is concerned with helping students Educational Psychologist
A psychologist who may work in a mental health or social welfare agency Community Psychologist
A psychologist who studies psychological concepts to make the workplace a more satisfying environment for employees and managers Industrial/organizational Psychologist
A psychologist who studies sensation, perception, learning, motivation, and/or emotion carefully controlled laboratory conditions. Experimental Psychologist
Theories based on no scientific evidence of foundation (Clairvoyance, astrology, etc.) Pseudoscience
Examining bumps on a person's skull to determine intellect and traits (1800's) Phrenology
A psychologist who studies ethnicity, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status influences our behavior Sociocultural Pschologist
Created by: shvanka