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AP Psych Ch 1 set 2 terms

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psychodynamic psychology
a clinical viewpoint emphasizing the understanding of mental disorders in terms of unconsious needs, desires, memories, and conflicts.
neuroscience
the field devoted to understanding how the brain creates thoughts, feelings, motives, conciousness, memories, and other mental processes.
clinical view
the psychological perspective emphasizing mental health and mental illness. Psycho-dynamic and humanistic psychology are variations on this view.
behaviorial view
a psychological perspective that finds the source of our actions in environmental stimuli, rather than in inner mental processes.
cognitions
mental processes, such as thinking, memory, sensation, and perception.
culture
a comples blend of language, beliefs, customs, values, and traditions, developed by a group of people and shared with others in the same environment.
humanistic psychology
a clinical viewpoint emphasizing human ability, growth, potential and free will.
biological view
the psychological perspective that searches for the causes of behavior in the functioning of genes, the brain and nervous sustem, and the endocrine system.
sociocultural view
a psychological perspective emphasizing the importance of social interaction, social learning, and a cultural perspective.
evolutionary psychology
a relatively new specialty in psychology that sees behavior and mental processes in terms of their genetic adaptions for survival and reproduction.
trait view
a psychological perspective that views behavior and personality as the products of enduring psychological characteristics.
developmental view
the psychological perspective emphasing changes that occur across the lifespan.
cognitive neuroscience
an interdisicplinary field emphasing brain activity as information processing; includes cognitive psychology, neurology, biology, computer science, linguistics, and specialists from other fields who are interested in the connection between the mental processes and the brain.
cognitive view
the psychological perspective emphasizing mental processes, such as learning, memory, perception, and thinking, as forms of information processing.