Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account

psychodynamic psychology

a clinical viewpoint emphasizing the understanding of mental disorders in terms of unconsious needs, desires, memories, and conflicts.


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.


mental processes, such as thinking, memory, sensation, and perception.


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.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording