Textbook Notes (368,528)
Canada (161,957)
Psychology (1,112)
PSYC 100 (335)
Chapter 1

Week 1 Chapter 1 Notes.docx

2 Pages
98 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Meredith Chivers
Semester
Fall

Description
Week 1: Chapter 1 Notes The Science of Psychology pp. 2-27 - psychology is the scienctific study of the causes of behaviour. - psych is rooted in phil, bio, education and medicine - psychologists study a broad variety of phenomena: physiological processes within the nervous system, genetics, environmental events, personality charac, mental abilities, and social interactions - word psychology originates from two greek words: psukhe (breath or soul) and logos (word or reason) - modern meaning of psycho (mind) logy (science); science of the mind - causal event- event that causes another to occur - physiological psych: branch of psych which studies the physiological basis of behaviour - comparative psych: branch that studies the behaviours of a variety of organisms in an attempt to understand the adaptive and functional significance of the behaviours and their relation to evolution - behaviour analysis: branch that studies the effect of the environment on behaviour - behaviour genetics: branch that studies the rold of genetics in behaviour - cognitive psych: branch that studies complex behaviours and mental processes such as perception, attention, learning and memory - cognitive neuroscience: branch that attempts to understand cognitive psychological functions by st
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 100

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit