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Psychology 100

Psychology The scientific study of behavior and mental process.
Theory set of principles proposed to explain how a number of seperate facts are related.
Replication repeating the study using the same procedures
Purpose of Replication: determine whether the original results were a one time thing or if the evidence is true.
Basic Research to seek new knowledge and explore and advance general scientific understanding.
Applied Research purpose of solving practical problems and improving quality of life.
Difference between Applied and Basic Research Basic focuses on researching while Applied focuses on finding methods to improve psych disorders.
Wilhelm Wundt "Father of Psychology" University of Leipzig in Germany 1879 Used method Introspection
Introspection Invokes looking inward to examine one's own conscious experience and then reporting that evidence.
Titchener Structuralism
Structuralism analyzing basic elements, of the structure, of conscious mental experience.
Functionalism concerned how new mental processes function, how humans and animals use mental processes in adapting to their environment.
William James Functionalism, "Stream of Consciousness"
John B Watson Behaviorism
Behaviorism study of behavior, objective and scientific. Determined primarily by factors in environment.
Created by: mulch412