Sept 11, 2012
Psychology 1000-What is Psychology
Explanations of Behavior
Schools of Psychology Pioneers
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What are the different approaches to psychology?
What do psychologists do?
Who were the pioneers of psychology?
** Do not memorize psychologists’ names and dates..
“Long past, but short history”- E.G. Boring
Schools of Psychology: Explanations of Behavior
Cultural & Environmental Factor
o Value system
o Each culture behaves differently
o Physical environment makes difference. E.g, the hotter it is, the more
frustrated and aggressive people get.
Individual & Psychological Factors
o Cognitive processing
o How you think
o Understanding individual behavior
o Each individual responds to things differently based on learning
o Neural, hormonal