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Cognitive

Having to do with an organism's
Thinking and understanding

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Psychology

The scientific study of
Behavior that is tested
Through scientific research

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Hypothesis

An assumption or prediction about behavior that is tested through scientific research

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Theory

A set of assumptions used to explain phenomena and offered for scientific study

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Basic science

The pursuit of knowledge about natural phenomena for it's on sake

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Applied science

Discovering ways to use scientific findings to accomplish practical goals

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Psychological

Having to do with an organism's
Physical processes

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Scientific method

A general approach to gathering information and answering questions so that errors And biases are minimize

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Structuralist

A psychologist who studied the basic elements that make up conscious mental experiences

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Introspection

A method of self-observation in which participants report their
thoughts and feelings

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Functionalist

A psychologist who studied the function of consciousness

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Psychoanalyst

A psychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determine human behavior, feelings, and thoughts

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Behaviorist

A psychologist who analyzes how organisms learn or modify their behavior based on their response to events in the environment

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Humanist

A psychologist who believes that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth

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Cognitivist

A psychologist who studies how we process, store, retrieve, and use information and influence our behavior

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Psychobiologist

A psychologist who studies how physical and chemical changes in our bodies influence our behavior

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Psychologist

A scientist who studies the mind and behavior of humans and animals

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Psychiatry

A branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders

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Clinical psychologist

A psychologist who diagnoses and treats people with emotional disturbances

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Counseling psychologist

A psychologist who usually helps people deal with everyday life

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Developmental psychologist

A psychologist who studies the emotional, cognitive, biological, personal, and social changes that occur as an individual matures

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Educational psychologist

A psychologist who is concerned with helping students learn

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Community psychologist

A psychologist who may work in a mental health or social welfare agency

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Industrial/organizational psychologist

A psychologist who uses psychological concepts to make the workplace a more satisfying environment for employees and managers

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Expirimental psychologist

A psychologist who studies sensation, perception, learning, motivation, and/or emotion in carefully controlled laboratory conditions