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AP Psych Chap 1 - Science of Psychology
Ciccarelli 2nd edition
Terms in this set (17)
the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
process of examining and measuring one;s own thoughts and mental activities
early perspective in psychology associated with Wilhelm Wundt and Edward Titchener, in which the focus of study is the structure or basic elements of the mind.
early perspective in psychology associated with William James, in which the focus of study is how the mind allows people to adapt, live, work, and play.
early perspective in psychology focusing on perception and sensation, particularly the perception of patterns and whole figures.
the theory and therapy based on the work of Sigmund Freud.
the science of behavior that focuses on observable behavior only
modern version of psychoanalysis that is more focused on the development of a sense of self and the discovery of other motivations behind a person's behavior than sexual motivations.
modern perspective that focuses on memory, intelligence, perception, problem solving, and learning.
study of the physical changes in the brain and nervous system during thinking.
perspective that focuses on the relationship between social behavior and culture.
perspective that attributes human and animal behavior to biological events occurring in the body, such as genetic influences, hormones, and the activity of the nervous system.
perspective that focuses on the biological bases of universal mental characteristics that all humans share.
a medical doctor who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.
either a psychiatrist or a psychologist who has special training inthe theories of Sigmund Freud and his method of psychoanalysis.
psychiatric social worker
an unlicensed clinician with some training in therapy methods who focuses on the environmental conditions that can have an impact on mental disorders, such as poverty, overcrowding, stress, and drug abuse.
a professional with an academic degree and specialized training in one or more areas of psychology.
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