Psychology 1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Experimental Psychology, Psychological Science, Epigenetics

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Psychological science the study of the mind, brain and behaviour. Mind the perceptual experiences a person has through their senses, Mental activity refers to the mind, which results from a biological process within the brain. The mind is what the brain does. Behaviour describes a wide variety of actions, from subtle to complex, on all organisms. Basic research how/why people think, feel, and act how they do: the goal of research is to generate knowledge which leads to Applied research the goal of accomplishing something/fixing problems; branches off basic. Scientists no longer believe it"s an either or, but instead how they work together. Psychological scientists now study the ways that both nature and nurture influence the shaping of the brain, mind, and behaviour: life experiences can influence whether the genetic predisposition is activated and how strongly. They can onset personality traits: epigenetics things that happen in life can lead to changes in the genes but not the.

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