Introduction to Psychology Lecture notes for first lecture.
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Introduction to Psychology
Psychology is the study of mental processing’s and behaviours whether human or
Psychologists base conclusions on concrete evidence
Psychology is based on research.
Soldiers with a higher intelligence developed more stress disorders then soldiers
who we less intelligent. They have a greater awareness of dangers and negative
aspects causing them to stress. (What you don’t know can’t hurt you). – Not true.
People with lower intelligence had developed more stress disorders rather than
people who had a higher intelligence.
It is so easy to come up with after the fact explanations, but it does not make it
true which is why psychologists research rather than automatically having a
conclusion on a subject through common sense.
Scientific Method – Based on scientific research.
1. Can confirm theory
2. Provide New Facts
Leading to new theories