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Introspection Looking within oneself. For example, "How does that make me feel?"
Wilhelm Wundt The Father of Psychology.Focused on mental processes.
The Definition of Psychology The science of behavior and mental processes.
Biological Perspective Influenced by genetics, chemical reactions, and bodily functions.
Behavioral Perspective Influenced by what we learn from the environment. Behavior that is rewarded will be repeated.
Psychoanalytic Perspective Behavior is the result of unconscious desires often repressed from traumatic experiences.
Cognitive Perspective Behavior is influenced by our thought patterns and how we perceive and interpret the world.
Humanistic Perspective Behavior is a result of attempts to reach one's full potential (to grow).
Socio-cultural Perspective A result of the cultural and social environment one is exposed to (nationality, economic level, etc.)
Eclecticism A combination of all of the perspectives together.
Case Study A study of one individual or group in great depth.Advantages: Detailed, Good for rare cases, ethical issuesDisadvantages: Results may not be representative, Takes a long time, Researcher bias
Naturalistic Observation Watching and recording behavior.Advantages: Easy, Natural behaviorDisadvantages: Researcher bias, Participant bias
Correlation Study Numerical comparison of two variables.Advantages: Useful for predictionDisadvantages: Does not prove cause and effect
Survey People report behavior or opinions.Advantages: Large amount of info, QuickDisadvantages: Wording problems, Dishonesty, Biased sample
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