Flashcards in Psych Quiz (Cognition and Language) Deck (24):
the brain and its activities, including thought, emotion, and behavior.
the specific study of behavior and mental processes.
personal observation of your own thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
the discipline that systematically examines basic concepts, including the course of knowledge
any science that studies nonliving matter, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology.
an approach in which the mind is broken into the smallest elements of mental experience.
an approach to psychology that saw experience as different than the sum of its elements.
an approach to psychology that saw behavior as purposeful and contributing to survival
an approach to psychology that features the study and careful measurement of observable behaviors.
an approach to psychology that saw people as inherently good and motivated to learn and improve
the psychological perspective that focuses on the relationships between mind, behavior, and their underlying biological processes, including genetics, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology; also known as behavioral neuroscience.
the psychological perspective that investigates how physical structure and behavior have been shaped by their contributions to survival and reproduction.
the psychological perspective that investigates information processing, thinking, reasoning, and problem solving.
the psychological perspective that examines the effects of the social environment on the behavior of individuals
the practices, values, and goals shared by groups of people
the psychological perspective examines the normal changes in behavior that occur across the lifespan.
the psychological perspective that seeks to explain, define, and treat abnormal behaviors.
an approach to psychology that investigates variations in behavior from one person to the next
an individual's characteristic way of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
a method for learning about reality through systematic observation and experimentation
the practice of basing conclusions on facts without influence of personal emotion and bias.
an inactive substance or treatment that cannot be distinguished from a real, active substance or treatment.
the ability to think clearly, rationally and independently