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Psychology 1000
Laura Fazakas- De Hoog

Chapter 1 th Textbook Notes (September 11 ) *Psychology: The scientific study of behaviour and the mind. *Clinical Psychology: The study and treatment of mental disorders. Clinical psychologists diagnose and treat people with mental disorders. However some are scientists who conduct research on the causes of mental disorders. *Cognitive Psychology: The study of mental processes, especially from a model that views the mind as an information processor. Cognitive psychologists examine topics such as: consciousness, attention, memory, decision making, and problem solving. Subfields of psychology: *Biopsychology: Biopsychologists examine how brain processes, genes, and hormones influence our actions, thoughts, and feelings. *Developmental Psychology: Examines human physical, psychological, and social development across the lifespan (infant to adulthood). *Experimental Psychology: focuses on such basic processes as learning, sensory systems (eg vision, hearing), perception, and motivational states (eg sexual motivation, hunger, thirst). *Industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology: Examines people’s behaviour in the workplace. I/O psychologists study leadership, teamwork, and factors that influence employees job satisfaction, work motivation, and performance. *Personality Psychology: the study of human personality. Personality psychologists seek to identify core personality traits and how different traits relate to one another and influence behaviour. *Social Psychology: Examines people thoughts, feelings, and behaviour pertaining to the social world. Social psychologists study how people influence one another, behave in groups, and form impressions and attitudes. Empirical evidence: evidence gained through experience As a science, psychology has four central goals: 1. *To describe how people
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