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myers ap unit 1

unit 1 vocab

empricism the view that knowledge originates in experience and that science should therefore, rely on observation and experimentation.
structuralism An early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the structural elements of the human mind.
functionalism A school of psychology that focused on how our mental and behavioral process function- how they enable us to adapt, survive, and flourish.
experimental psychology the study of behavior and thinking using the experimental method.
behaviorism the view of psychology (1) should be an objective science that (2) studies behavior without reference to mental processes.
humanistic psychology historically significant prespective that emphasized the growth potentional of healthy people and the individuals thoughts, or behaviors that spontaniously occur.
cognitive neuroscience the interdiciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition.
psychology the science of behavior and mental processes
nature-nurture issue the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychology traits and behaviors
natural selection the principal that, among the range of inheriteed trait variations, those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
level of analysis the differing complimentary views, from biological to psychological to social-cultural, for analyzing any given phenomenom
biopsychosocial approach An integrated approach that incorporates biological, psychological, and socil-cultural levels of analysis
biological psychology A branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior
evolutionary psychology the study of the roots of behavior and mental processes using the principles of natural selection
psychodynamic psychology A branch of psychology that studies how unconcious drives and conflicts influence behavior, and uses that information to treat people with psychological disorders.
behavioral psychology the scientific study of observable behavior, and its explanation by principles of learning.
educational psychology the study of how psychological processes affect and can enhance teaching and learning
developmental psychology a branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span.
basic research pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base.
psychometrics the scientific study of the measurment of human abilities, attributes, and traits.
social-cultural psychology the study of how situations and cultures affect our behavior and thinkingq
cognitive psychology the scientific study of all mental activities associated with thinking knowing, remembering, and communications
personality psychology the study of an individual's characteristics pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting
social psychology the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to other people
applied research scientific study that aims to solve practical problems
industrial-organazational psychology the application of psychological concepts and methods to optomizing human behaviors in workplaces
human factors psychology a branch of psychology that explores how people and machines interact and how machines and physical enviorments can be made safe and easy to use
counseling psychology a branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living in an acheiving greater well-being
clinical psychology A branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders
psychiatry a branch of psychology dealing with psychological disorders; practiced by physicians who often provide medical treatments as weel as phsycological therapy
SQ3R A study method incorporating five steps: survey, question, read, rehearse, and review.
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