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Department
Psychology
Course
PS101
Professor
Joanne Lee
Semester
Fall

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Psychology Themes and VariationsChapter 1 NotesThe term psychology comes from the world psyche which means mind and logos meaning knowledge or studyPsychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processesOver behaviors directly observable responses and actionsCovert behavior private internal actives such as thinking dream etcSeeking Empirical EvidenceEmpirical evidence info gained from direct observationScientific observation is systematic and intersubjectic observations are plannedNew Science is bornWilhelm Wundt Physiology informs us about those life phenomena that we perceive but our external senses In psychology the person looks upon himself as from within and tries to explain the interrelations of those processes that this internal observation disclosesWundt was a tireless dedicated scholar who generated an estimated 54 000 pages of books an
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