PSYA01H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology

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Chapter 1 what is psychology: psychology scientific study of the discovery and explaining the causes of behavior; application of the finding of psychological research to the solution of problems, literally means the study of the mind. Incorporates the study of the brain bc it"s the organ that contains the mind and controls behavior. Describe it become familiar with thing tht ppl do; learn how to categorize and measure behavior so tht tests can be repeated with similar results. Discover the causes of the behavior observed events responsible for its occurrence. Casual events events tht cause other events (inc behav) to occur. Different levels of explanation result in diverse discipline. Look inside org, in a literal sense, seeking physiological causes. Look inside org, in a metaphorical sense, explaining behavior in terms of hypothetical mental states (anger, fear, curiosity, love) Look only for events in the env (inc things tht other ppl do) tht cause behaviors to occur.

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