Psychology's Four Big Ideas

Zariyah Collins
Mind Map by Zariyah Collins, updated more than 1 year ago
Zariyah Collins
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10th grade Psychology Mind Map on Psychology's Four Big Ideas, created by Zariyah Collins on 09/17/2016.

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Psychology's Four Big Ideas
  1. Idea one: Critical Thinking
    1. Science supports thinking that examines assumptions, uncovers hidden values, weighs evidence, and tests conclusions
      1. Critical thinkers ask critical questions
    2. Idea Two: The Biopsychosocial Approach
      1. The 3 main human behavior levels
        1. Biological
          1. Psychological
            1. Social- cultural
              1. Each level's view point provides a valuable insight into a behavior or mental process, together they provide the most complete picture
              2. Biopsychosocial Approach: 3 Paths to Understanding
                1. Biological Influences: Genetic Predisposition, Genetic Mutation, Natural selectionof adaptive traits and behaviors passed down through generations, genes responding to the environment
                  1. Psychological Influences: Learned fears and other learned expectation, emotional responses, cognitive processing and perpetual interpretations
                    1. Social-cultural Process: Presence of others, cultural, societal and family expectations, peers and other group influence, compelling models (Such as in media)
                  2. Idea Three: Two-track Mind
                    1. The brain works on two track sthrough dual processing
                      1. Conscious Mind
                        1. Unconscious Mind
                          1. Much of thinking, feeling, sensing, and acting operates outside awarness
                        2. Idea Four: Exploring Human Strengths
                          1. Scientific Methods used in Positive Psychology
                            1. Positive emotions
                              1. Positive Character Traits
                                1. Positive Institutions
                                2. Early psychologists focused on understanding and treating difficulties, contemporary psychologist continue this tradition and extends research to include human flourishing
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