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Psychology Terms

Psychology -scientific study of behavior and mental processes -science that studies behavior, physiological (body’s physical response to something) and cognitive processes -profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of the science to practical problems
Example of physiological response sweat, jittery, heart racing, dry mouth, shaking
Behavior observable or measurable actions of people and animals
Cognitive Activities private, unobservable mental processes such as dreams, perceptions, thoughts, and memories
Psychological Constructs theoretical entities or concepts that enable one to discuss something that cannot be seen, touched, or measured directly
Theory a set of assumptions about why something is the way it is and happens the way it does
Principle Rule or law
Goals of Psychology observe, describe, explain, predict, control
Social Science study of the individual and their mental processes are the focus of psychology
Natural Science study of nature and physical world, examining how things function
Created by: doomanka