means "mind" or "soul"
The Greek word Logos means "word"
Psychology is the systematic study of and
"" is the general truth of Psychology
Free will is the assumption that everything that happens has an identifiable and observable cause
What is Free Will?
the theory that all aspects of a society serve a function and are necessary for the survival of that society
the belief that behavior is caused by an individual’s independent decision-making
interpretation and analysis of aspects of human cognition, behavior, culture, and experience
What is Dualism?
Belief in or stress on the practical application of a thing, in particular
focuses on relationships of contrast between elements in a conceptual system that reflect patterns underlying a superficial diversity
The mind is separate from the brain but controls the body through it
Main Area/s of Psychology Practice
Service Providers to Individuals
Service Providers to Organizations
Which psychotherapist would prescribe a mood stabilizing medication to a patient diagnosed with bipolar disorder?
Community or Social Work Psychologist
Which psychotherapist provides counseling and support for recovering addicts in a halfway house?
Which psychologist would help a middle-aged woman transitioning from work as a homemaker back to college?
They use developmental, learning, and motivational principles and educational and psychological tests to create plans for individual students
How does culture affect taste preferences? Which cultures place more emphasis on group interests and how does that affect individual behavior?
Learning & Motivation
How does brain damage from drug abuse change an individual’s behavior?
What do people do or know as adults that they do not know as children? Is this due to biological changes, increased experience, or both?
What do “experts” in a field know or do that sets them apart from other people?
Biological Psychology (Neuroscience)
"Workers in two departments at an engineering firm are withholding information from each other. This is harming company morale and productivity. Can this be remedied without firing or moving any employees?" An Industrial/Organizational Psychologist would be best suited to answer this question.
is a type of behavior that is observable
Dreaming is what type of behavior?
In 1879, established the first laboratory devoted to psychological research
Founder of American Psychology and paved the way for the rise of behaviorism.
One of Wundt's students and attempted to analyze the elements of mental experience relying on people's own observations-- discouraging other psychologists with his approach.
His theories heavily influenced the early development of psychotherapy.
Systemized the behaviorist approach and popularized it
John B. Watson
was a French psychologist who invented the first practical intelligence test
What is Functionalism?
a method of interpretation and analysis of aspects of human cognition, behavior, culture, and experience that focuses on relationships of contrast between elements in a conceptual system that reflect patterns underlying a superficial diversity.
the function of mental processes, including consciousness.
a method that crosses disciplines and cultures.
an approach to psychology that focuses on an individual's behavior.
Structuralism is a method of interpretation and analysis of aspects of human cognition, behavior, culture, and experience.
is an approach to psychology that focuses on an individual's behavior.
What is introspection?
the examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings.
states that conscious experience is generated by and inseparable from the brain