Psychological Science: the study of the mind, brain and behaviour
Psychology evolves in a sociohistorical context, it is influenced by the time socially. An impact on the
An empirical science; coming up with explanation for human nature using evidence.
Multiple factors influence behaviour; behaviours are complex. Psychological, social, cultural, biological
We all view the world using our personal lenses; we filter everything using our perceptions, experience of
the world is very subjective
The mind is adaptive: the way all of our mind functions has been shaped by revolution and our ancestor;
why is our brain born to have certain preferences. Always due to personal experience
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To understand how people perceive, think and act in a wide range of situations.
Psychological science is the study of mind, brain, and behaviour
1) Mind: mental activity, the perceptual experiences a person has while interacting with the world. Mental
activity results from biological processes, the actions of nerve cells, or neurons and their chemical
2) Behaviour is used to describe a wide range of actions, from the subtle to the complex
1) Psychology is an empirical science: research methods as a way of knowing about how we think, feel and
2) Nature and nurture are inextricably entwined: we cannot consider either separately