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- Definition of psychology
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1. Why Study Psychology? - Overview & Experiments
What at first seems obvious may not be the case. Psychology looks past intuitions and feelings to search for the true roots to our behaviors. Watch this lesson to learn about two experiments that demonstrate how testing the 'obvious' can yield surprising results.
2. What Is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of how we think, feel and behave. In this lesson, you'll get an overview of the five main approaches that have guided modern psychological research.
3. The Science of Psychology: Experiments & the Scientific Method
How do psychologists use the scientific method to research behaviors? From formulating hypotheses to reducing biases, psychology carefully analyzes behaviors and their potential causes.
4. Two Early Approaches: Functionalism and Structuralism
What were the first two approaches to psychology, and how were they related? What do introspection and evolutionary principles have to do with it? In this lesson, you'll explore structuralism and functionalism.
5. Three Later Approaches: Gestalt, Psychoanalysis and Behaviorism
How was psychology studied in the early twentieth century? In this lesson, you'll look at three common approaches of the early twentieth century and get a sense of the diverse routes psychologists can take as they study how the mind works.
6. Psychological Specializations: Cognitive, Humanistic, Social, Developmental & Clinical
Psychologists today study behavior through five main specializations: cognitive, humanistic, social, developmental and clinical. In this lesson, you'll focus on the central ideas behind each approach.
7. Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples
What are the ethical principles of psychological research? In this lesson, you'll take a look at the careful considerations a psychologist must make with respect to her participants when she designs a test.
8. Alfred Kinsey: Research & Books
Alfred Kinsey was a professor who pioneered the study of human sexuality and forever changed how sexual behavior was publicly discussed. Learn more about Kinsey's controversial research, his best-selling books and test your knowledge with a quiz.
9. Controlled Processing in Psychology: Definition & Overview
Our fast-paced world is full of things demanding our attention. The science behind attention involves two kinds of processes, referred to as automatic and controlled processing.
10. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Definition, Side Effects & History
The procedure of receiving electric shock as a medical treatment may seem like an ancient thought. Despite controversy, some people opt for this type of treatment due to the benefits that they see. Read more about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) below.
11. Evolutionary Psychology: Theory & Overview
Learn about the theory of evolutionary psychology and its roots in Darwin's studies of natural selection. See how evolutionary psychology affects your likes and dislikes and understand why it's the reason many people are afraid of spiders.
12. Freud's Ego Ideal: Theory & Examples
Sigmund Freud thought that there were many components that made up the human mind. The ego ideal helps to make up one of the larger parts. Find out more in this lesson!
13. Physiognomy: Definition & Examples
Many years ago, in the 18th and 19th centuries, physiognomy was recognized as a science. It is now called a 'pseudoscience' because the findings were debunked over the years. Find out more in this lesson.
14. Reification: Definition & Examples
This lesson describes reification, which is the tendency for individuals to ascribe a definitive value or form to an abstract concept. It is also the brain's ability to ''fill-in-the-blanks'' when visual information is missing.
15. Walk & Talk Therapy: Definition & Purpose
This lesson teaches you the basic concepts behind walk and talk therapy. You'll learn how it differs from traditional psychotherapy and how it can help people.
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