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Ap Psych-ch 1
an early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the structural elements of the human mind
a school of psychology that focused on how our mental and behavioral processes function-how they enable us to adapt, survive, and flourish
the study of behavior and thinking using the expirementing method
the view that psychology should be an objective science that studies behavior without reference to mental processes
historically significent persepctive that emphasized the growth potential of healthy people and individuals potential for personal growth
the interdiscipliary study of the brain activity linked with cognition (perception, thinkning, memory, language)
the science of behavior and mental processes
the controversy over the relative contributions that genes and experience make to the development of psychological traits and behaviors.
the principle that among the rang of inherited trait variations those contributiong to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generation
levels of analysis
differeing complementary views from biological to psychological to social-cultural for analyzing any given phenomenon
integrated approach that incorporatese biological, psychological, and social-cultural levels of analysis
a branch of psych that studies the link btwn biological and psych process (neuroscience and behavior)
the study of the roots of behavior and mental processes using the principles of natural selection
branch of physch that studies how unconcious drives and conflict influence behavior and uses the information to treat the peopl
study of observable behavior and its explanations
scientific study of mental activities associated with thikning, knowing, remebering, and communicating
social cultural phsyc
study of how situations and cultures affect our behavior and thinking