PSYC 050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Wilhelm Wundt, Pseudoscience, Unconscious Mind

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Common sense is more based on personal experience. Psychologists and psychiatrists have different training: psychiatrists, psychologist study behavior and the mind as well as biology. The study of the mind : the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, behavior are the physical acts, mental processes are what goes, based on objective, verifiable, scientific evidence, broad field with many specialties. Goals of psychology***(exam question: describe, road rage. Point: theres more than one explanation for behavior: explain, predict, predicting behavior helps to explain and describe why someone is performing a certain behavior in order to control it for the better, control behavior and mental processes. What do psychologists do: research, pure/experimental, applied. Does research for the sake of research. Seek to solve an immediate problem: teaching, practice, hospitals, private, government, consulting. Applied psychologists: use knowledge developed by experimental (research) psychologists to solve human problems, industrial/ organizational psychology. How to have better outcomes: health psychology. How diff psych factors impact our lives.

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