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Chapter 1

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Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
Professor
Dr.Mike
Semester
Fall

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Psychology Sept.13 th For next time: Finish reading Chapter 1 Explanations of Behavior (all factors influence one another) • Cultural and environmental factors (more broad) ○ Value systems, environmental triggers, some cultures value and reward aggression, society supports aggressive behavior. ○ Environment – climate (heat) triggers aggression • Individual and psychological factors ○ Learning, cognitive processes, how do people think/interpret, what happened as people grow up, psychological perspectives for each individuals • Biological factors ○ Neural, hormonal, brain structures, bodily processes *More dopamine results in a higher level of aggression over time. Psychology – 1879 was the first time there was a field of study called Psychology • The scientific study of behavior and the mind. (4) Schools of Psychology • Broad ways of approaching the study of psychology Functionalism • Focus on the function or
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