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SPLC 10-Introduction to Psychology
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Which languange is the word pschology derived from?
The word is derived from Greek
What does the word "psyche" mean?
The word "psyche" means mind
What is the full definition of the term "psychology"?
Psychology is the scientifc study of the mind and behaviour of humans and animals
What is the difference between pschology and psychiatry?
A psychologist studies all human behavior- normal and abnormal
A psychiatrist is a doctor who specialises in abnormality
What have people been interested in through the ages?
People have been interested in behaviour that seems abnormal and ways of curing this abnormality.
When did psychology appear as a subject?
It appeared as a subject in 1879
Who is considered the father of Psychology?
Wilhem Wundt is considered the father of psychology
Wundt conducted "experiments" where aspects of human behaviour were measured in what?
The aspects of the human behaviour were measured in "controlled conditions" like the same physical surroundings, giving same verbal instructions
What were some of Wudnt's topics that are still studied today?
Some of he topics still studied today are senses, reation times, attention, span, emotions, verbal association
What is still used in psychology today?
The scientific approach is still used in psychology today
What must today's psychologyists come up with?
They must come up with clever and valid ways to scientifically test the aspect of human behaviour while maintaining ethical procedures.
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