Textbook Notes (372,191)
CA (164,113)
UTSG (10,880)
PSY (2,984)
PSY100H1 (1,831)
Chapter

CH1 – INTRODUCTION.pdf

2 Pages
94 Views

Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY100H1
Professor
Ashley Waggoner Denton

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Description
CH1 – INTRODUCTION Introduction to Psychological Science  PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE – study of mind, brain and behavior Themes of Psychological Science  Psychological is an empirical science o use scientific method  objective, systematic procedures  result: careful observations, accurate understandings  Nature & nurture inextricably entwined o NATURE: psychological characteristics biologically innate, or o Nurture: acquired w/ education, experience, culture  Culture – The beliefs, values, rules and customs that exist within a group of people who share a common language and environment and that are transmitted through learning from one generation to the next. o -ex. Schizophrenia/bipolar: prev. view b/c bad parenting  certain environments both disorder more likely  now drugs alleviate symptoms  genetic basis for disorder o -ex. PTSD: mental disorder from traumatic event  recent research: some genetically predisposed for PTSD  nurture activates nature  Brain & mind inseparable o mind/body problem: A fundamental psychological issue that considers whether mind and body are separate and distinct or whether the mind is simply the subjective experience of the physical brain o historically: mind separate & control body  from theological belief of immortal soul  da Vinci: speculated brain regions for thought/judgment and sensory  challenged views, linked brain’s anatomy to psychological functions o Rene Descartes: dualism  mind/body separate yet intertwined  body = organic machine, reflex governed  body functions result in mental functions (memory/imagination) o Current view: mind is what the body does  New biological revolution energizing research o Brain chemistry  increased understanding  last 30: progress identifying neurotransmitters’ functions = chemical communicating btwn nerve cells  ex. better memories when one’s aroused b/c more chemical involved in responding to event o Human Genome mapped  human body’s basic genetic code  trial and error tests: bred mice w/ & w/o specific genes  all psychological/biological activity = multiple genes’ involved
More Less
Unlock Document
Subscribers Only

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
Subscribers Only
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document
Subscribers Only

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

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