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Psychology
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Psychology 1000
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Dr.Mike
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Winter

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Schools of Psychology 09/19/2013 Functionalism Focus on the function or significance of behavior.  How does behavior help us to adapt Psychodynamic Focus on unconscious experience Looks for unresolved conflict Importance of personality Behaviorism Focus on behavior Discuss how behavior changes under various conditions Gestalt (cognitive) Focus on perception and experience Look at how people think and remember Consider everything in context Both biological and environmental Humanistic Focus on values and choice Help people fulfill potential Both biological and environmental. Biological Tradition Focus on neural and chemical basis of behavior Mind is constructed by brain Biological (and environmental) Neuroscience Brain imagining (fMRI) (CAT) Sociocultural Tradition Humans embedded in culture Norms, group process Environmental Cross cultural psychology Issues in development, disorders, thinking APA.org CPA.ca Pioneers Of Psychology 09/19/2013 Rene Descartes Philosopher Interested in how the body works. (r
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