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Lecture 1

PSY100Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Wilhelm Wundt, Psychometrics


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY100Y5
Professor
Dax Urbszat
Lecture
1

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PSY100 Lecture 1 Sept 9th, 2019
What is Psychology
-the scientific study of behaviour
- “anything an animal or human does, feels, or thinks”
-broadly applicable
-psyche- soul
-logos- to study
-Wilhelm Wundt (1870s) combines the disciplines of philosophy and physiology
Major Perspectives
-biological
-psychoanalytic
-behavioural
-humanistic
-cognitive
-evolutionary
Major Areas of Research
-social
-physiological
-cognitive/perception
-personality/abnormal
-developmental
-psychometrics
-health
-forensics
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