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AP Psychology - Schools and Perspectives
"Father of Psychology"
ID the components of the mind
How the conscious mind helps the individual adapt to the environment
Functionalism, "The Principles of Psychology"
study of observable behavior
People think about and perceive wholes rather than simply combinations of separate elements
Importance of unconscious causes of behavior
Psychoanalysis, case studies, conversion hysteria, psychic determinism, childhood experiences
genetic, brain structure, neural, neurochemical, endocrine
biological perspective, mapped the brain
biological perspective, discovered that the two hemispheres of the brain have different functions
learning, conditioned, rewarded/punished, observed, modeled, environment
B. F. Skinner
behavioral perspective, utopian society, "Walden Two"
thoughts, the way you think, how you frame your world
cognitive perspective, Theory of Cognitive Development
you choose to - free will, free choice, if it is to be, it is up to me
psychoanalytic, unconscious motivations, childhood experiences, Freud
psychodynamic perspective, introvert vs. extrovert, personality
psychodynamic perspective, we are inferior and try to be superior, inferiority complex
Freud and Klein
psychodynamic perspective, children and their experiences
psychodynamic perspective, play therapy
multicultural - global perspective v. whitey - anthropology studies
viewing other cultures using your own culture as the standard by which everyone else must live
adaptation, survival of the fittest - amalgam of bio and behaviorism
counselors who, when they treat people, don't stay dead set on one perspective