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Myers 8th Edition-

Module 1 Vocab. The History and Scope of Psychology

Define the nature-nuture issue. the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that gens and experience make the development of psychological traits and behaviors.
Define humanistic psychology historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people and the individual's potential for personal growth
Define psychology the science of behavior and mental processes
Define cognitive neuroscience the interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked w/ cognition (including perception, thinking, memory and language)
Define behaviorism the view that psychology 1.) should be an objective science 2.) studies behavior w/out reference to mental processes
Define levels of analysis the differing complementary views, from biological to psychological to social-cultural, for analyzing any given phenomenon
Define biopsychosocial approach an integrated approach that incorporates biological, psychological, and social-cultural levels of analysis.
Define basic research pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base
Define applied research scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
Define counseling psychology a branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living (often related to school, work, or marriage) and in achieving greater well-being.
Define clinical psychology a branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders.
Define psychiatry a branch of medicine dealing of psychological disorders; practiced by physicians who sometimes provide medical (for example, drug) treatments as well as psychological therapy
Define SQ3R a study method incorporating five steps: Survey,Question, Read, Rehearse, Review.
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