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Day 2 Goals Of Psych


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Day 2 Goals Of Psych

  1. 1. Goals of Psychology <ul><li>Observe </li></ul><ul><li>Describe </li></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Predict </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul>
  2. 2. Is Psychology a Science? <ul><li>Psychology is a social science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anthropology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With roots in the natural sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Test ideas through research methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempt to explain why things are the way they are and why they happen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principles that cover behavior, biological, mental processes </li></ul></ul>