SU PSYCHOLOGY 101 HOUSTON TEXTBOOK CH 1

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Comprehensive list of terms included in Chapter One of Psychology in Action.

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Question 1

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What is the definition of "psychology?"
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  • The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
  • The study of how a person's zodiac sign influences their personality.
  • The study of how a person's environment reflects their behavior.

Question 2

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What is critical thinking?
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  • The act of negatively judging what another person is saying, doing, or wearing.
  • The process of objectively evaluating information.

Question 3

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What is psychoanalytic perspective and who was it developed by?
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  • An approach to understanding behavior and mental processes with a focus on unconscious processes and unresolved conflicts; developed by Freud.
  • An approach to understanding a person's outward behavior, developed by James.

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What is psychodynamic perspective?
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  • Similar to psychoanalytic perspective, it holds a focus on unconscious processes. Actions are viewed as stemming from instinctual and biological behaviors. Attempts to resolve conflicts between personal and social requirements.
  • The study of the dynamic between mental processes and outward behavior.

Question 5

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What is behavioral perspective?
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  • An approach to understanding behavior, emphasizes observable environmental influences on behavior.
  • The perspective of a person with behavior.

Question 6

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What is humanistic perspective?
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  • An approach to understanding mental processes and behavior that sees humanistic traits as naturally positive and growth-seeking.
  • The perspective of a human/humanoid.
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