Normal Size Small Size show me how
Vocab for Prologue
Myers 7th Edition - Prologue Vocabulary
|The view that (a) knowledge comes from experience via the senses, and (b) science flourishes through observation and experiment.
|An early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
|A school of psychology that focused on how mental and behavioral processes function - how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.
|The science of behavior and mental processes.
|The longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors.
|The principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succedding generations.
|Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
|Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
|A branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders
|A branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders; practiced by physicians who sometimes provide medical (for example, drug) treatments as well as psychological therapy