Psych Intro Notes

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Specifically notes for Dr. Grant at Ohio University chapters 1-4, although these notes would be useful as a supplement to any introductory psych class.

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Theoretical PerspectivesEvolutionary Perspective (1980s-Present)Cognitive and Neuroscience Perspective from behavioral Where are Psychologists Employed?1. Private Practice2. Colleges and Universities3. Hospitals and ClinicsResearch Areas in Psychology1. Developmental2. SocialPeer Pressure3. Educational School curriculums Training teachers4. HealthCauses of diseasePreventative medicineAdherence to doctors ordersBarriers to health5. Personality6. PsychometricsWriting of testsInterviews7. CognitiveIntelligenceMemoryDecision Making8. Experimental9. Physiological*Know development as #1 and differences between each field Seven Unifying Themes1. Psychology is Empirical2. Psychology is Theoretically Diverse3. Psychology Evolves in a Sociohistorical ContextContext matters4. Behavior is Determined by Multiple Causes5. Behavior is Shaped by Cultural Heritage6. Heredity and Environment Jointly Influence BehaviorNature and Nurture jointly7. Peoples Experience of the World is Highly SubjectObjectivity is what mattersChapter 2Experimental ResearchEpistemologyHow we come to know (philosophy of knowledge) MethodologySpecific methods used to know/understandMeasurement and DescriptionAnxietyCross Cultural differencesScandanavia has the happiest peopleChanging around wording (reverse coding) to make sure answers are genuine and matchPerceived Stress Scale: 0-4010 questions13 is average score20 or hig

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