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AP Psych chapter 1

Meyer's Book

psychometrics the scientific study of the measurement of human abilities, attitudes, and traits.
basic research out of curiosity
developmental psychology scientific study of physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span.
applied research looking to answer a question
industrial-organization psychology the application of psychological concepts & methods to optimize human behavior in the workplace.
human factors psychology the study of how people & machines interact
empiricism blank slate - john locke
structuralism Titchener, introspection
functionalism William James, study of different functions of the mind
Mary Calkins William James' student. SHOULD have been first woman doctorate.
Margaret Floy Washburn first woman to gain doctorate in psychology
biopsychosocial incorporates various levels of analysis
Socrates & Plato believed... knowledge is born within us
Aristotle believed... knowledge is NOT pre-existing
Rene Descartes "animal spirits" when he dissected animals.
Francis Bacon superstition
Wilhem Wundt 1st psychological lab, "father of modern psychology"
psychiatrist prescribes meds
psychoanalyst treats all kinds of mental disorders; has specific training in one area.
psychotherapist NOT regulated; giving advice
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