PSY100H1 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Psychological Science, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis

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Psychological science: the study of mind, brain, and behaviour. Mind: mental activity such as thoughts and feelings. Brain: mental activity results from biological processes within the brain. Psychological scientists: people who study how people think, feel, and act, and how social environment affects these processes. Evolutionary theory: a theory that emphasizes the inherited, adaptive value of behaviour and mental activity throughout the entire history of a species. Natural selection: darwin"s theory that those who inherit characteristics that help them adapt to their particular environment have a selective advantage over those who do not. Adaptations: in evolutionary theory, the physical characteristics, skills, or abilities that increase the chances of reproduction or survival and are therefore likely to be passed along to future generations. Culture: the beliefs, values, rules, and customs that exist within a group of people who share a common language and environment and that are transmitted through learning from one generation to the next.

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