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psychology principles in practice chapter 1
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Scientific study of behavior and mental processes
observable and measurable actions of people and animals
private, unobservable mental processes such as sensation, perception, thought, and problem solving
a set of assumptions about why something is the way it is an happens the way it does.
research that is conducted for its own sake, that is, without seeking a solution too a specific problem.
an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
An early school of psychology that used introspection to explore the elemental structure of the human mind.
the school of psychology founded by William James that emphasizes the prupose of behavior and mental processes
The school of psychology founded by John 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 psychologists, 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 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 stresses the influences of unconscious forces on human 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 to create new ones
A psychological approach that emphasizes social and cultural influences on behavior
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