1.1 Introducing Psychology
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY
HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
This course examines the history of psychology and psychological theories, contemporary perspectives on psychology, and how psychological research is conducted. As scientists, psychologists collect data and make observations about the ways in which humans and animals behave and think in order to understand behavior and mental processes.
Psychologists use a variety of research methods and designs to conduct their research. These tools help them develop psychological theories about behavior and mental processes. To ensure that their results are valid and reliable, psychologists’ research must adhere to strict ethical and procedural guidelines. Historical research is the foundation of the field of psychology and has become the basis for the many subfields within psychology that exist today.
How does the methodology of the research affect the outcome of a study?
How do ethical guidelines impact psychological research?
CRASH COURSE #1 - Study Skills