ISU PSY 110 - Final Exam Study Guide (18 pages)

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Final Exam Study Guide

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Pages:
18
Type:
Study Guide
School:
Illinois State University
Course:
Psy 110 - Fundamentals of Psychology
Edition:
1

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PSY 110 1st Edition Final Exam Study Guide Chapter 1 What is psychology The scientific study of behavior and mental processes What are the goals of psychology 1 2 3 4 Description Explanation Prediction Influence What is behaviorism The study of behavior because behavior is observable and measurable What is psychoanalysis Human mental life is like an iceberg humans do not control their thoughts feelings and behavior What is humanistic psychology It focuses on the uniqueness of human beings and their capacity for growth choice and psychological health What is positive psychology The scientific study of psychological characteristics ex optimism that enable individuals and communities to thrive in the face of adversity What is cognitive psychology It sees humans as active participants who Seek out experiences Alter and shape experiences Use mental processes to transform info in the course of their own cognitive development What is evolutionary psychology It focuses on how human behaviors required for survival have adapted when faced with environmental pressures through evolution What is biological psychology Looks for links between specific behaviors and particular biological factors that often help explain individual differences What is sociocultural psychology It emphasizes social and cultural influences on human behavior and stresses the importance of understanding those influences when interpreting the behavior of others What is the systems perspective Multiple factors work together holistically What is the behavior perspective Environmental factors influence us What is the psychoanalytic perspective Emotions unconscious motivation and early childhood experiences influence us What is the humanistic perspective Subjective experiences and intrinsic motivation to achieve self actualization influence us What is the cognitive perspective Mental processes influence us What is the evolutionary perspective Inherited traits that enhance adaptability influence us What is the



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