scientific study of behavior and mental processes
any action that other people can observe or measure
private, unobservable mental processes
____ or ___ play a big part in psychology
observe, describe, explain, predict, control
goals of psychology
does psychology relate to other scientists?
what branch of science does psychology relate to when talking a/b a body's chemistry relates to mood and personality disturbance
psychology relates to this branch of science when discussing sense organs, nervous system, glands, and brain relate to our behavior and emotions
does heredity play a part in psychology?
the focus of psychology is on what?
the study of cultrue, or way of life of people around the world
studied tribes in New Guinea and suggested that our male and female roles are not biologically determined but culturally determined
gender roles are given by who/what?
concerned with group life and social organizations
the study of God
many mental difficulties result because of sin
method collecting data thta usually involves asking questions of people in a particular group
animals are used and some psychologists feel that these findings can be applied to humans
what kind of assumption is experimentation sometimes associated with?
a statement that attempts to explain why things are the way they are and happen the way they do
there are over how many psychologists in the US today?
lots of people with problems are trying to solve their problems w/o what/who
attempt to help pepole w/ anxiety, depression, severe psychological disorders, overcome problems, adjust to relationships, drug problems, and weight control
can clinical psychologists prescribe medicine?
are clinical psychologists medical doctors?
use interviews and tests to help identify problems
attempt to help people adjust to probelms
what has the answer to every problem?
we find all wisdom in whom?
attempt to help students who have problems that interfere with learning
identify peer groups, family problems, Psychological problems, and learning disorders
make recommendations for the placement of students in special classes and programs
design entire school systems
asks what ar ethe ways that learning is affected?
changes taht occur thorughout your life (physical, emotional, cognitive, and social)
asks what impact does heredity and your environment have on development
attemps to identify characteristcs and traits
attemps to identify your behavior in social situations
conducts experimental research
research conducted that has no immediate application and is odne for its own sake
functions of your nervous system and relationships of biological changes