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Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Textbook Notes

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Psychology 1000

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Chapter OnePsychology the scientific study of behavior and the mind Behavior actions and responses that we can directly observe Mind internal states and processes such as thoughts and feelings that cannot be seen directly and must be inferred from observable measurable responses Ex we cant see if someone actually loves someone else but we can infer based on observations Types of PsychologyClinical Psychology the study and treatment of mental disorders like therapist Cognitive Psychology the study of mental processes especially from a model that views the mind as an information processorthey examine attention memory decision making problem solving psycholinguistics an area within cog Psych Focuses on psych Of language embodies cognitive perspectiveBiopsychology focuses on the biological underpinnings of behavior examine brain processes genes and hormones and their influence on our actions thoughts and feelingsDevelopmental Psychology examines human physical psychological and social development across the lifespan Experimental Psychology focuses on basic processes like learning senses and motivational states ex hungersexual motivationuses laboratories often with non human animalsnot the only field that involves experimentsIndustrialorganizational IO Psychology examines peoples behavior in the workplacestudy leadership teamwork and factors that influence employees job satisfaction work motivation and performancePersonality Psychology focuses on the study of human personalityseek to identify core personality traits and how different traits relate to one another and influence behavior develop tests to measure personalitySocial Psychology examines peoples thoughts feelings and behavior pertaining to the social world the world of other people look at Figure 12 page 6
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