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William Wundt
Established the first laboratory of experimental psychology in 1879
B.F. Skinner
developed operant conditioning and studied behavioral perspective
Sigmund Freud
Father of modern psychology
John Watson
Early behaviorist; famous for the "Little Albert" experiments on fear conditioning
The purpose of psychology
To study how people think, feel, act
Biological Psychologist
study the link between biology and behavior
Clinical Psychologist
diagnoses and treats people with emotional disturbances
Educational Psychologist
focuses on how effective teaching and learning take place
Steps of the Scientific Method
observation, hypothesis, experiment, collect data, analyze, conclude.
3 Research Methods: Descriptive, Correlational, Experiment
Descriptive: Writing about; researching online
Correlational: Of or relating to something
Experiment: Running test to make a conclusion
Know the difference between naturalistic observation, case study, survey method
naturalistic observation: Watching an environment w/o disturbing anything
case study: research ahead of time; one - one interview
survey method: Conducting a survey of a variety of people
Positive vs. negative correlation vs. illusory correlation- be able to tell the difference
Positive: The more practice I put in the more I will succeed.
Negative: The less I show up to shcool, the more I will struggle.
Neuron diagram
Neutral Impulse
chemical messengers that cross the synaptic gaps between neurons
influences movement, learning, attention, and emotion
Affects mood, hunger, sleep, and arousal
Central Nervous System
brain and spinal cord
Peripheral Nervous System
Gathers/send info
Right brain, left brain characteristics
Awareness of ourselves and our environment
Selective Attention
the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus
Inattentional Blindness
failing to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere
Change Blindness
failing to notice changes in the environment
Selective Inattention
what we are not focused on, what we do not notice
Frontal Lobe
Motor Cortex
Temporal Lobe
Somatosensory Cortex
Parietal Lobe
Occipital Lobe

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