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CSU PSY 100 - Neuroscience

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PSY100 1st Edition Lecture 1Outline of Last Lecture Previous class- Syllabus overviewOutline of Current Lecture I. Origin of PsychologyII. Psychology is BornIII. Major Psychological PerspectivesIV. Basic ResearchCurrent LectureI. Origin of Psychology A. Origin of Psych is Philosophy 1. Aristotle (300 B.C) 2. Rene Descartes (1600’s) 3. John Locke (Late 1600’s)- Believed everyone is born a “blank slate”. B. Origin of Psych- Biology 1. Charles Darwin (1800’s)- Survival of Species- mental processes have evolved over time. 2. Francis Galton (Late 1800’s)- Heritability of traits.II. Psychology is Born A. William Wundt 1. Father of modern-day psychologyThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.2. First Experimental Study- (1879)- Introspection- Study focused on inner feelings and sensations 3. Experiment was having participants hit buzzer or bell when ball hit platform and you are aware of that actionIII. Major Psychological PerspectivesA. Neuroscience 1. Focus of the brain. How the body and the brain work to produce emotions and memories.B. Evolutionary Perspective 1.Focus on natural selection. How does evolution influence behavior?C. Psychodynamic Perspective 1. Sigmund Freud in the 1920’s. Focus on the unconscious. D. Behavioral Perspective 1. Watson and Skinner in the 1950’s. Focus on learning E. Cognitive Perspective 1. 1960’s- Focus on mental processes and cognitions F. Social Cultural Perspective 1. Focus on the environment, situations and culture G. Biopsychosocial Approach 1. What is used in PSY 100 and considers many determinants of behaviorIV. Basic Research A. Basic Research- Goal- to increase scientific knowledge 1. “Science for Science sake” 2. Often lab based with highly controlled conditions B. Applied Research- Goal- to solve practical problems , apply basic research, that is “real world” basedC. Clinical Psychology- Goal- to study, assess, and treat psychological disorders by counselors, therapistsand psychologists D. Psychiatrists- Goal- Medical treatment of disorders practiced by medical doctors, provide drug treatment and also


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