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Updated: Monday, April 12, 1999 10:49:54 AM

Intro to Psych Perspectives History & People
 Epistemology Bettelheim's Autism Scientific Method & Experiments
Experimental Termonology Neurotransmitters Neurotransmission
Anatomy of the Brain Split Brain Brain Imaging
Neural Plasticity Auditory System Visual System

Section 1: Perspectives

Some perspectives on causes of human experience and behavior:

Biological perspective

  • Neuroscience
  • Evolutionary
  • Behavioral Genetics
Behavioral

Relates external stimuli to observable responses, without studing the variables that might lie between the stimulus and response (for example: it does not include how the individual interprets the environment)

Not hypothesizing, simply observing the behavior of a person's reaction to a stimulus

Cognitive Perspective (Internal Mental Processes are studied)
Social-Cultural Perspective –

Social Psychology - The study of how an individual behaves in a group
Cross Cultural Research – Perspective as to who we are as a culture.

Determine universal variables and commonalties across the human species

Other Perspectives

Humanistic Perspective - Studies human experience and the art of psycho-theraputic techniques.  Uses an experiential, rather than experimental approach


 

 

 

 

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