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Psychology The scientific study of behavior and mental ( cognitive) processes of humans and animals
Wilhelm Wundt Founder of Modern Psychology
structuralism school where you study the structure elements of the mind
Introspection Observation of one's mental and emotional processes
William James Know for Writting Principles of Psychology
Functionalism Concern of What function does a behavior have
Psychoanalysis Freud's theory of personality and therapy techniques
Gestalt Psychology Ths study of perception and behavior of an individual's response do to stress
Phrenology behavioral characteristics of humans could be described by measuring the bumps on their heads.
Behaviorism The focus on an individual's behavior
John B. Watson " Father of Behaviorism"
Little Albert Experiment Study showing evidence of classical conditioning in humans
B.B Skinner Developing the theory of behaviorism
Humanistic Psychology outlined a hierarchy of needs whereby people are motivated to reach the highest level called self-actualization.
Carl B. Rogers BIG IDEA unconditional positive regard the father of client-centered therapy
Nature v. nurture debate concerned with the extent to which particular aspects of behavior are a product of either inherited
Clinical psychologists focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatrist a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychologists The scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations
Human Factors Psychologists scientific discipline which examines human behavior and capabilities in order to find the best ways to design products.
Biopsychology psychology a field of psychology that deals with the effects of biological factors on behavior.
Evolutionary psychology a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain useful mental and psychological traits
cognitive psychology study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking."
Sociocultural psychology understanding why humans behave the way they do.
Trephination surgical intervention where a hole is drilled, incised or scraped into the skull using simple surgical tools.
“tabula Rasa” an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate.
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