Psychology Test 1 1Key Terms
Everything we do that can be directly observed.
A psychological perspective emphasizing the scientific study of observable behavioral responses and their environmental determinants.
A psychological perspective that examines behavior and mental processesthrough a focus on the body, especially the brain and nervous system.
A psychological perspective that focuses on the mental processes involvedin knowing: how we direct our attention, perceive, remember, think, and solve problems.
The process of thinking reflectively and productively, as well as evaluatingevidence.
A psychological perspective that uses evolutionary ideas such asadaptation, reproduction, and "survival of the fittest" as the basis for explaining specific human behaviors.
An early school of psychology that was concerned with the functions and purposes of the mind and behavior in individuals' adaptation to the environment.
A psychological perspective that emphasizes a person’s positive qualities,capacity for positive growth, and the freedom to choose any destiny.
The thoughts, feelings, and motives that each of us experiences privately butthat cannot be observed directly.
An evolutionary process that favors organisms' traits or characteristics that are best adapted to reproduce and survive.
The scientific study of the structure, function, development, genetics, and biochemistry of the nervous system.
positive psychology movement
The push for a stronger emphasis on research involving theexperiences that people value, the traits associated with optimal capacities for love and work, and positive group and civic values.
A psychological perspective emphasizing unconscious thought, theconflict between biological instincts and society's demands, and early family experiences.
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
The study of mental illness.