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Vocabulary list #2

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