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psych U1M2

issues and subfields

Levels of analysis Complementary POVs, such as biological/psychological/social-cultural to analyze a phenomenon.
Biopsychosocial approach Approach that uses biological/psychological/social-cultural levels of analysis.
Psychometrics The scientific study of the measurement of human abilities, attitudes, and traits.
Basic research Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base.
Applied research Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems.
Psychiatrists People in the medical branch who deal with psychological disorders who provide medication and therapy.
Positive Psychology The scientific study of human functioning to discover and promote virtues to help individuals/communities to thrive.
Community psychologists Branch of psychology that studies how people interact with the social environment and how social institutions affect individuals/groups.
Testing effect Improved memory after retrieving, rather than reading information.
SQ3R Method Study method with 5 steps: survey, question, read, retrieve, and review.
Empiricism What we know comes from experience, and that observation and experiments enable scientific knowledge
Psychology The science of behavior and mental processes.
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