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Psych 001

Module Part 1

the view that psychology (1) should be an objective science that (2) studies behavior without references to mental processes Behaviorism
studied the ways that current environmental influences can nurture or limit our growth potential Humanistic Psychology
believed that the whole is different from the sum of its parts (the opposite of structuralism). Gestault Psychology
believed that the individual parts that make up the brain were more important as the brain as a whole structuralism
the inter-disciplinary study of the brain activity liked with cognition (including perception, thinking, memory, and language) cognitive neuroscience
the science of behavior and mental process psychology
the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations. natural selection
the longstanding controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors. Today's science sees traits and behaviors arising from the interaction of nature and nurture nature-nurture issue
the differing complementary views, from biological, to to psychological, to social cultural, for analyzing any given phenomenon levels of analysis
Created by: MasterChase