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Prologue blog and quizlet

  1. 1. Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY Prologue: The Story of Psychology
  2. 2. Starter #1: ContemporaryPsychology What is psychology? What is this?
  3. 3. Quizlet Screencast:How to use it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqafUoIgk0I
  4. 4. Objectives for today: Explore and utilize AP Psychology Blog Sign up for Quizlet Print and use Quizlet flash cards Return signed AP Psych agreement by tomorrow Take notes on Prologue lecture Ask questions
  5. 5. Print Flash Cards (large)for credit
  6. 6. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots Prescientific Psychology  Is the mind connected to the body or distinct?  Are ideas inborn or is the mind a blank slate filled by experience?
  7. 7. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots
  8. 8. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots Psychological Science Is Born  Empiricism  Knowledge comes from experience via the senses  Science flourishes through observation and experiment
  9. 9. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots Wilhelm Wundt opened the first psychology laboratory at the University of Liepzig (c. 1879)
  10. 10. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots Structuralism used introspection (looking in) to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
  11. 11. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots Functionalism focused on how behavioral processes function- how they enable organism to adapt, survive, and flourish
  12. 12. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots  Psychological Science Develops  Wundt--German philosopher and physiologist  James--American philosopher  Pavlov--Russian physiologist  Freud--Austrian physician  Piaget--Swiss biologist
  13. 13. Prologue:Psychology’s RootsFigure 1- British Psychological Society membership
  14. 14. Prologue:Psychology’s Roots Definition of Psychology  The science of behavior (what we do) and mental processes (sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings)
  15. 15. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology  Psychology’s Big Issues  Nature-nurture controversy  the relative contribution that genes and experience make to development of psychological traits and behaviors
  16. 16. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology  Natural selection  principle that those inherited trait variations contributing to survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
  17. 17. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology  Psychology’s Perspectives
  18. 18. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology  Psychology’s Perspectives  A lot depends on your viewpoint
  19. 19. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology Psychology’s Subfields  Basic Research  Biological psychologists explore the links between brain and mind  Developmental psychologists study changing abilities from womb to tomb  Cognitive psychologists study how we perceive, think, and solve problems
  20. 20. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology Psychology’s Subfields  Basic Research  Personality psychologists investigate our persistent traits  Social psychologists explore how we view and affect one another
  21. 21. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology Psychology’s Subfields  Applied Research  Industrial/organizational psychologists study and advise on behavior in the workplace  Clinical psychologists study, assess, and treat people with psychological disorders
  22. 22. Prologue: ContemporaryPsychology Psychiatry  A branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders  Practiced by physicians who sometimes use medical (for example, drug) treatments as well as psychotherapy

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