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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Winter

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LECTURE 1January 4 2010 Introduction to PsychologyPsychesoulLogosto studyWilhelm Wundt 1870s combines the disciplines of philosophy and physiology What is PsychologyPsychology is the scientific study of behaviour anything an animal or human does feels or thinksPsychology is a science firmly based in empirical researchPsychology has broad applicationMajor PerspectivesBiologicalmost widespread perspective of psychologyPsychoanalyticFreudfather of psychotherapy provided details on the unconscious defence mechanisms first 5 years of childhood important to our psyche developmentBehaviouralmore physically based the observations are done below the level of awarenessHumanistichumans arent animalslanguage and making plans was thought to set us apart from animals yet it is now proven that animals can make plans think ahead etc
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