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psychology scientific of behavior and mental processes
cognitive the process of thinking or mentally processing information
biological study the physical behavior
personality characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings and behavior that make a person unique
social group behavior conformity, aggression and prejudice
structuralism analyze the structure of mental life into basic "elements" or "building blocks"
functionalism how the mind functions to help us adapt to the environment
psychoanalytic how the unconscious mind influences thoughts and behavior
behaviorism the idea that all behaviors are acquired though conditioning
biological looks at our genetics to construct a reason why we act the way we do and why we develop abnormal behaviors
psycho-dynamic personality development
behavioral the study of observable behavior
humanistic focuses on each individuals potential and stressed the importance of growth and self-actualization
hypothesis is a tentative statement about or explanation of an event or relationship
reliability refers to the consistency of a measure
case studies an depth study of one person
theory acts as a map of knowledge
variable something that can be changed such as a characteristic or value
survey is a data collection tool used to gather information about individuals
experiment an area that utilizes scientific methods to research the mind and behavior
naturalistic observation this technique involves observing subjects in their natural environment
validity the extent to which a test measures what it claims to measure
Created by: edustudy