Goals of Psychology
describe, explain, predict, influence
who created the first psychology lab?
16th-18th Centuries were called the Age of ___
the concept that the mind and body are separate and distinct
Random- A randomly selected group chosen for the purpose of collecting dataStratified- ensures subgroups of a population are accurately represented
Sleep and hunger, observable
Private mental thoughts
Believed there was a link between mind and body. He believed the mind controlled the body's movements, sensations, and perceptions.
Watching humans and/ or animals without disturbance.
intensive study of a person/ group by observing diaries, tests, interviews
Gather data from large number easily which decreases the chance of outside influences
group of people and studied at regular intervals over a long time
data is collected about differing groups so it can be compared.
How 2 sets of data compare1) Positive 2) Negative
a belief that leads to its own fulfillment
a change based on the patient's knowledge and perception of treatment
participants are unaware of which participants received the treatment
an experiment in which neither the experimenter nor the participants know which participants received which treatment
medicine related, can prescribe and operate
helps people deal with personal problems (therapist)
advise and assist people with problems of everyday life
studies physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes
helping students learn
helps design, run, or evaluate a mental health clinic
study the behavior of people in organizations
perform research to understand how humans and animals operate physically and psychologically.
an experiment devised in 1961 by Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, to see how far ordinary people would go to obey a scientific authority figure