Ch. 01 Introduction

What is the definition of psychology? Can you provide examples of the mind (mental processes) and behaviors?

The modern perspectives in psychology are: psychoanalytic theory, humanism, behaviorism, cognitive, neuroscience, evolutionary, genetics, and socio-cultural. Be able to describe each of these and to give/recognize examples of each. How are they different from each other? How would you explain a particular phenomenon, such as road rage, using each perspective?

What is the “nature vs. nurture” question? What is “nature”? What is “nurture”?

What is the difference between experimental psychologists and clinical psychologists? What is the difference between basic and applied research?

Be able to provide descriptions of these subfields within psychology: school psychology, I/O psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and counseling psychology.