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Lecture 1

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB01H3
Professor
Anna Nagy
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 1- The Scientific Approach Studying Psychology Psychology is the explicit study of how people think, feel, and behave Many themes and studies contained within the discipline Personality, learning and memory, social development, hormones and behaviour, abnormal behaviour, relationships and emotion, clinical issues How does Psychology Differ From Philosophy, the Humanities? All disciplines are concerned with fundamental issues of human experience BUT, psychology focuses on the Use of Scientific Method Other methods subject to serious limitations Rely on experience and authority in the construction of our beliefs Course Objectives Illustrate the limitations of non-scientific approach (and scientific approach)[ Teach scientific method as it applies to psychology Teach how to write a research paper (research proposalreview) Critical Thinking!!!!! Why Use the Scientific Method in Psychology
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