PSYC 2310 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Demand Characteristics, Animism, Operational Definition

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The robbers cave study showed that competition brewed hostility while cooperation and dependence decreased it/formed relationships (an example of the link between basic/applied research) The goals of psychology: describe behaviour, explain/understand cause of behaviour, predict behaviour under certain conditions. Influence/control behaviour through knowledge perspectives are diverse viewpoints different perspectives: sociocultural, biological, cognitive, psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioural each guides modern psychology"s attempts to understand human behaviour and show how each has contributed to the evolution of psychology. Greek philosophers: mind-body dualism (mind spiritual entity not subject to physical laws of the body) Monism says that the mind is not a spiritual entity, mind and body are one mental = product of physical. Bio perspective focuses on physical side of human nature, emphasizes role of highly developed brain, genetic factors, biochem processes and behaviour of organisms. Galvani"s discovery of nervous energy led to the mapping of the diff. areas of the brain surface.

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