Intro Psyc I
Course Highlights: Issues to be Explored
- The Freudian Psychodynamic Perspective: An aggressive, selfish, and sexual view of Human Nature!
- Learning: The environment largely determines how people/creatures act and feel!
- Humanistic Perspective: Human Motivation, Meaning, and Choice
- The Cognitive Perspective: How we Remember, Analyze, and Communicate Information
- Biological Underpinnings of Psychology: Shared Genes –> Neurons –> Brain Structures
- Sociocultural Perspective: Local and larger social norms and knowledge matter.
Psychological Methods: Research Design I
Psychological Methods: Research Design II
- Pavlov’s Drooling Dogs
- Watson’s repeatedly scares a Baby!
- The Learning Process:
- Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS) –> Unconditioned Response (UCR)
- Neutral Stimulus (NS)
- NS paired with UCS and UCR
- NS becomes Conditioned Stimulus (CS) that results in a Conditioned Response
- The CR similar in nature to the UCR
- Unlearning process –> Extinction
Developmental Disorders I