Flashcards in Unit 1 Part A vocabulary Deck (25):
The science of behavior and mental processes.
The early school of thought promoted by Wundt and Titchener; used introspection to reveal the structure of the human mind.
The view that psychology(1)should be an objective science that(2)studies behavior without reference to mental processes most research psychologist today agree with 1 but not 2.
The interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition including perception thinking memory and language.
The scientific study of the measurement of human abilities attitudes and traits
The study of how psychological processes affect and can enhance teaching and learning
Scientific study of how we think about influence and relate to one another
Branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living (often related to school work or marriage) and in achieving greater well-being
A branch of psychology that studies assesses and treats people with psychological disorders
View that knowledge originates experience in that science should therefore rely on observation and experimentation
Early school of thought promoted by James and influenced by Darwin;explored how mental and behavioral processes function- how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.
A historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people
The long-standing controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors todays science sees traits and behaviors arising from the interaction of nature and nurture
Nature vs. nurture
An integrated approach that incorporates biological psychological and social-cultural levels of analysis
The study of the evolution of behavior and mind using principles of natural selection
Scientific study of observable behavior and it's Principles of learning
Scientific study of how situations and cultures affect our behavior
Social cultural psychology
A branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the lifespan
Study of individuals characteristic pattern of thinking feeling and acting
The application of psychological concepts and methods to optimizing human behavior in workplaces
Industrial organizational psychology
Branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders practiced by physicians who sometimes provide medical (for example drug) treatment as well as psychological therapy
Principle that among the range of inherited trait variations that is contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
Scientific study of the links between biological (genetic neural hormonal)and psychological processes
A branch of psychology that studies how unconscious drives and conflicts and conflicts influence behavior and uses that information to treat people with psychological disorders