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Psychology Chapter 1
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the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
observable and measurable actions of people and actions.
private, unobservable mental processes such as sensation, perception, thought, and problem solving.
theoretical entities, or concepts, that enable one to discuss something that cannot be seen, touched, or measured directly.
a set of assumptions about why something is the way it is and happens the way it does.
a rule or law.
research that is conducted for its own sake, that is, without seeking a solution to a specific problem.
an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings.
a learned connection between two ideas or events.
the school psychology, founded by Wilhelm Wundt, that maintains that conscious experience breaks down into objective sensations and subjective feelings.
the school psychology, founded by Wilhelm Wundt, that emphasizes the purposes of behavior and mental processes.
the school 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 psychology, founded by Sigmund Freud, that emphasizes the importance of unconscious motives and conflicts as determinants of human behavior.
the theory that most of what fills an individual's mind is unconscious and consists of conflicting impulses, urges, and wishes.
the psychological perspective that emphasizes the influence of biology on behavior.
the theory focusing on the evolution of behavior and mental processes.
the viewpoint that emphasizes the role of thought process 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 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.
in psychology, the perspective that focuses on the roles of ethnicity, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status personality formation, behavior, and mental processes.
a group united by cultural heritage, race, language, or common history.
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