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School
University of Toronto Scarborough
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Fall

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PSYCHOLOGY MIDTERM EXAM NOTES Chapter 1: The Science of Psychology What is Psychology? - psycho mind - logy science - Psychology is the science of behaviour - Why is behaviour studied? o To explain why people behave the way they do In order to explain it you must: Describe it Learn how to categorize and measure behaviour THIS MAKES SURE THAT OTHER PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE OBSERVING THE SAME PHENOMENA. o Causal events: events that cause other events (even behaviour) to happen o Human behaviour is the root of many of the worlds problems (i.e. poverty, crime, drug addiction etc.) - Fields of Psychology o Research psychologists differ in two main ways: In the types of behaviour they investigate In the causal events they analyze o Physiological psychology: physiology of behaviour Behavioural phenomenons that can be observed in animals I.e. memory, sensory processes, emotional behaviour, motivation, sexual behaviour, sleep www.notesolution.com
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