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psychology

science of behavior and mental processes

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behavior

anything and organism does

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mental processes

the internal, subjective experiences we infer from behavior

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What is the behavioral perspective and what does it study?

how we learn observable responses, try to figure out what might trigger for example anger, how do we learn to fear particular objects or situations

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What is the Biological perspective and what does it study?

how the body and brain enable emotions, memories and sensory experiences. study how physical is connected with mental such as how do pin messages travel from hand to brain

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What is the Cognitive perspective and what does it study?

how we process, store, and retrieve information, study how our interpretation of a situation affects our ganger and how our anger affects our thoughts. How do we use information in remembering? Reasoning? And solving problems?

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What is the Evolutionary perspective and what does it study?

how the natural selection of traits has promoted the survival of genes. how does evolution influence behavior tendencies

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What is the Humanistic perspective and what does it study?

how we meet our needs for love and acceptance and achieve self-fulfillment. how can we work toward fulfilling our potential and how can we overcome barriers to our personal growth

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What is the psychodynamic perspective and what does it study?

how behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts. How can someones personality traits and disorders be explained by unfulfilled wishes and childhood traumas?

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What is the Social cultural perspective and what does it study ?

how behavior and thinking vary across situations and cultures.

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what do biological psychologists do?

expire the links between brain and mind

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what do cognate psychologists study

experiment how we perceive, think, and solve problems

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what do social psychologists do?

explore how we view and affect one another

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what is the hindsight bias?

the tendency to believe, after learning an outcome, that you couldve predicted it

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critical thinking?

thinking that does not blindly accept arguments and conclusions

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What does theory do?

explains behaviors or events by offering ideas that organize what we have observed

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What is a hypostheses?

testable prediction

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What is operational definitions?

carefully worded statement of the exact procedures used in a research study

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what does the First step in a good theory do?

effectively organizes a range of set reports and observations

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what does the second step in a good theory do?

leds to a clear hypothesis that anyone can use the check the theory

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what does the third step in a good theory do?

often stimulates research that leads to a revised theory which better organizes and predicts why we know

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what are the 3 ways to test our hypothesis and refine our theories?

descriptive mthods, correlational method, and experimental methods

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what is the descriptive method used to test hypothesis and refine theories?

this method describes behaviors, often by using case studies, surveys, or naturalistic observations

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How is the correlational method used to test hypothesis and refine theories?

they associate different factors, or variables

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what is the experimental method used to test hypothesis and refine theories?

this method manipulates variables to discover effects

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case study?

a technique in which a person or a group of people are studied closely to see if they can find some universal principles

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naturalistic observation?

observing and recording what happens

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sampling bias?

a flawed sampling process that produces and unrepresentative sample

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What is correlation?

a connection between two or more things

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correlation coefficent?

help us figure how closely two things very together, and thus how well either one predicts the other