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private, unobservable mental processes such as sensation, perception, thought, and problem solving
research that is conducted for its own sake, without seeking a solution to a specific problem
the school of psychology, founded by Wilhelm Wundt, that maintains that conscious experience breaks down into objective sensations and subjective feelings
the school of psychology, founded by William James, that emphasizes the purposes of behavior and mental processes
the school of psychology, founded by John B. Watson, that defines psychology as the scientific study of observable behavior
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 unconscious motives and conflicts as determinants of human behavior
the psychological perspective that emphasizes the influence of biology on behavior
the point of view that emphasizes the role of thought processes in determining behavior
the psychological view that assumes the existence of the self and emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and the freedom to make choices
the perspective that emphasizes the influence of unconscious forces in behavior
the psychological point of view that emphasizes the effects of experience on behavior
the theory that suggests that people have the ability to change their environments or create new ones
in psychology, the perspective that focuses on the roles of ethnicity, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status in personality formation, behavior, and mental processes
goals of psychology
to observe, describe, explain, predict, and control behavior and mental processes
a psychologist trained to deal with serious mental illness; they do psychological testing, psychotherapy, and conduct research
a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders; can prescribe medication
a psychologist who helps athletes improve their performance using techniques like relaxation and visualization
a psychologist who studies how people and social situations affect the individual person
area of psychology interested in learning about behavior, but not necessarily applying it
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