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Definiton, Subfields, and Brief History of Psychology
Definition and sub-fields of psychology, along with case studies and a brief history of psychology.
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- Psyc 1103 - General Psychology II (Enhanced)
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PSYC 1103 1st Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I. Go over syllabus a. Goals of the course b. Required text c. Grade calculation d. Research Participation Outline of Current Lecture II. Is psychology a science? i. Active dreaming example III. Psychology: A Definition IV. Psychology: Subfields V. Case Studies VI. Brief History of Psychology i. Additive Decomposition Current Lecture I. Is psychology a science? Psychology would like to be called a science it’s marketed like that (ex: things that say “Funded by ____ Science Institute” and so on). Reasons why it could be a science: follows the scientific method Reasons why it may not be a science: Not quantifiable, you can’t directly observe properties, and you can’t really define things (ex: how do you define happiness?) Active Dreaming Robert Moss Says you can learn how to do it and it will improve your life His idea is that dreaming is being fully in this world while maintaining contact with another world that has deeper logic and life’s purpose This example shows how seems more towards spirituality and not so much science Science principles: Process Measurement: can you define the constructs you want to find? Theory: connecting all the pieces across all psych domains. There’s no big over-arching theory in psychology, which is a missing piece of the science category. II. Psychology: A Definition Scientific study of behavior and mind
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