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The science of behavior and mental processes.

Psychology

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The early school of thought promoted by Wundt and Titchener; used introspection to reveal the structure of the human mind.

Structuralism

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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.

Behaviorism

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The interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition including perception thinking memory and language.

Cognitive neuroscience

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The scientific study of the measurement of human abilities attitudes and traits

Psychometrics

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The study of how psychological processes affect and can enhance teaching and learning

Educational psychology

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Scientific study of how we think about influence and relate to one another

Social psychology

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Branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living (often related to school work or marriage) and in achieving greater well-being

Counseling psychology

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A branch of psychology that studies assesses and treats people with psychological disorders

Clinical psychology

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View that knowledge originates experience in that science should therefore rely on observation and experimentation

Empiricism

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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.

Functionalism

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A historically significant perspective that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people

Humanistic psychology

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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

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An integrated approach that incorporates biological psychological and social-cultural levels of analysis

Biopsychological approach

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The study of the evolution of behavior and mind using principles of natural selection

Evolutionary psychology

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Scientific study of observable behavior and it's Principles of learning

Behavior psychology

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Scientific study of how situations and cultures affect our behavior

Social cultural psychology

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A branch of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the lifespan

Developmental psychology

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Study of individuals characteristic pattern of thinking feeling and acting

Personality psychology

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The application of psychological concepts and methods to optimizing human behavior in workplaces

Industrial organizational psychology

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Branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders practiced by physicians who sometimes provide medical (for example drug) treatment as well as psychological therapy

Psychiatry

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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

Natural selection

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Scientific study of the links between biological (genetic neural hormonal)and psychological processes

Biological psychology

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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

Psychodynamic psychology

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The scientific study of all the mental activities associated with thinking knowing remembering and communicating

Cognitive psychology