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Chapter 1 introduction

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Intro to Psychology

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Chapter 1 introduction

  1. 1. WELCOME TO PSYCHOLOGY 110
  2. 2. Psychology: the scientific study of behavior and mental processes <ul><li>Psyche: Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Logos: Word (Greek) = an argument, principle, reason, or thought </li></ul>
  3. 3. Psychology <ul><li>Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Mental processes </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul>
  4. 4. Science: a set of rules for making formal observations. Is Psychology a Science?
  5. 5. Empirical evidence : info from direct observation and measurements using systematic scientific methods. <ul><li>Critical thinking : the process of objectively evaluating, comparing, analyzing and synthesizing information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Goals of Psychology <ul><li>Description-What is happening? </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation- Why is it happening? </li></ul><ul><li>Prediction-When will it happen again? </li></ul><ul><li>Control- How can it be changed? </li></ul>

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