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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 101
Professor
Catherine( Cathy) Rankin
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology - The scientific study of the causes of behavior Causal Event - An event that causes another event to occur Physiological Psychology - The branch of psychology that studies the physiological basis of behavior Comparative psychology - : branch of psychology that studies the behaviors of a variety of different organisms in an attempt to understand the adaptive and functional significance of the behaviors and their relation to evolution Behavior Analysis - branch of psychology that studies the effect of the environment on behavior Behavior Genetics - The branch of psychology that studies the role of genetics in behavior Cognitive psychology - The branch of psychology that studies complex behaviors and mental processes such as perception, attention, learning, and memory ect... Cognitive Neuroscience - The branch of psychology that attempts to understand cognitive psychological functions. Developmental psychology - The branch of psychology that studies the changes in behavioral, perceptual, and cognitive capacities of organisms as a function of age and experience. Social Psychology - The branch of psychology that is devoted to the study of the effects people have on each other's behaviour Personality Psychology - The branch of Psychology that attempts to categorize and understand the causes of individual differences in patterns of behaviour. Evolutionary Psychology - The branch of Psychology that explains behaviour in terms of adaptive advantages that specific behaviours provided during the evolution of a species Cross-Cultural Psychology - The branch of Psychology that studies the effects of culture on behaviour Clinical Psychology - The branch of Psychology devoted to the investigation and treatment of abnormal behaviour and psychological disorders. Animism - The belief that all animals and all moving objects possess spirits providing their motive force. Reflex - An automatic response to a stimulus, such as the blink reflex to the sudden unexpected approach of an object toward the eyes. Dualism - The philosophical belief that reality consists of mind and
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