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Title: Welcome to General Psychology!


1
Welcome to General Psychology!
2
Overview
  • Glance at topics to be covered
  • What is psychology?
  • Critical thinking and psychology
  • History of psychology

3
Research Method/Ethics
4
Learning and Conditioning
5
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context
6
Thinking, Reasoning, Intelligence
7
Memory
8
Biology in psychology
9
Sensation and Perception
10
Emotion
11
Stress, Coping and Sleep
12
Personality
13
Developmental Psychology
14
Psychological Disorders
15
What Psychology Is
  • Systematic study of human behavior/experience
  • Goals
  • Describe
  • Predict
  • Understand
  • Modify
  • But isnt it all obvious?
  • Critical thinking and Psychology

16
Critical thinking and psychology
  • Avoid emotional reasoning
  • Analyze assumptions and biases
  • Look for disconfirming evidence
  • Tolerate uncertainty

17
Brief (early) History of Psychology
  • Hippocrates
  • Plato rationalism, primacy of theory
  • Aristotle empiricism, primacy of data

18
Brief (early) History of Psychology
  • Early ways of thinking about psychology and human
    experience
  • Structuralism Wundt and Titchener
  • Functionalism James
  • Psychoanalysis Freud

19
Brief History of Psychology
  • 20th/21st century ways of thinking about the
    human experience 6 perspectives
  • The biological perspective
  • The learning perspective
  • The cognitive perspective
  • The sociocultural perspective
  • The psychodynamic/attachment perspective
  • The evolutionary psychology
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