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gestalt psychology

the school of psychology that emphasizes the tendency to organize perceptions into meaningful wholes


the school of psychology, founded by Sigmund Freud, that emphasizes the importance of unconcious motives and conflicts as determinants of human behavior

psychodynamic activity

the theory that most of what fills an indivudial's mind is unconcious and consists of conflicting impulses, urges, and wishes

biological perspective

the psychological perspective that emphasizes the influence of biology on behavior

evolutionary perspective

the theoy focusing on the evolution of behavior and mental processes

cognitive perspective

the viewpoint that emphasizes the role of thought process in determining behavior

humanistic perspective

the psychological view that assumes the xistence of the self and emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and the freedom to make choices

psychoanalytic perspective

the perspective that stresses the influence of unconcious forces on human behavior

learning perspective

the psychological point of view that emphasizes the effects of experiance on behavior

social learning theory

like the theory that suggests that people have the ability to change their environments or to create new ones

socio-cultural perspective

in psychology, the perspective that focuses on the roles of ethnicity, gender, culture, and socioecenomic status in personality formation, behavior, and mental processes

ethnic group

a grop united by cultural heritage, race, language, or common history

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