view that it is possible to have a complete understanding of human behavior such that i can know what a person will do before he or she does it
there is something else that guides our thoughts and determines our actions
position that ideas are innate
argue that all our knowledge comes from experience impinging an impressionable mind
knowledge originates from simple info from the senses and that this sensory info cna be combined into more complex ideas --> belief of empiricists
founder of modern psych
goal was to describe the structures that compromise thought
by James: emphasis not on mental structure but the function of mental processes
by Wundt --> people try and follow their own thought proccesses
by Watson --> should only focus on what is observable
basic unit of behavior; an automatic action by the body that occurs when a particular stimulus is perceived by the environment
training procedure and resultant learning that produces conditioned reflexes
the consequences of your choice influence the likelihood that you'll make the same choice again
fixed action patterns
complex behaviors animals do even though they have little opportunity for practice/reward
time when an organism is primed to learn some particular info
people can create novel sentences without prior behavior to encourage it
a symbol for an entity in the real world
manipulates representations in some way
information process model
likened humans to computers
theoretical set of processes and representations that are useful in explaining some data
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