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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1110
Professor
Richard Tresch
Semester
Spring

Description
Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and  behaviors.[1][2] Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both  establishing general principles and researching specific cases,[3][4] and by many accounts it ultimately  aims to benefit society.[5][6] In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist  and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the  role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and  neurobiological processes that underlie certain cognitive functions and behaviors.  Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology,  motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Psychologists of diverse  orientations also consider the unconscious mind.[7] Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal  and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing  empir
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