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psychology test 1
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Gestalt Psychology believed that _______________ is greater than the sum of ________________.
The whole, its parts
2. Freudian psychology is most closely related to ________________________.
Freud thought that behavior came from ______________________ drives, conflicts, and
experiences that we may not even have memory of.
According to the Biological view of psychology, our behavior is largely a result of our __________________.
The term "natural selection" (or "survival of the fittest") is connected with which theorist?
The ___________________ view emphasizes changes that occur across our lifespan.
Which view reflects that our actions are a direct result of the way we process information
from our environment?
Who is considered a behaviorist and used rats to prove his hypotheses?
This view emphasizes the importance of social interaction, social learning, and cultural
Levels of analysis requires researchers to look at issues from multiple
Which psychological perspective might ask the following question . . . "How does evolution
theory influence behavior tendencies?"
One main reason psychology has been largely blind to the influence of culture on people's
behavior is that _____________________
Which psychological perspective states that true and objective science of psychology
should only deal with observable events: stimuli from the environment and the organism's
response to that stimuli?
Psychology is the study of ________________ and _______________ processes.
What is the overarching goal of psychology?
To be able to describe why people think, act, and feel the way they do
The question of what influences us, mentally and behaviorally, the most is called ______________________________.
Nature vs. Nurture
17. When applying the scientific method to any researchable problem, the first step is to _____________________________.
Create a hypothesis
What is pseudo-psychology?
What is an example of pseudo-psychology?
All of the above
What is NOT one of the three main ways of doing Psychology?
Psychiatrists are Psychologists who also hold a degree as a ____________________________.
___________________ was the 17th century French philosopher who argued that
human behaviors were based on activity in the nervous system.
Who was the first to declare himself a psychologist and who also believed in
Who was the first US psychologist and who was also considered a functionalist? He
believed that psychology should look at function and not just structure alone.
______________________ relies on introspection, or the process of reporting one's own
______________________ is a theory that recognized the functions of consciousness and
the ways consciousness helps people adapt to their environment.
William James' believed in a concept called a "stream of consciousness," which means
The human brain never slows down.
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