Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet

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University of Phoenix Material Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet Part I: Origins of Psychology Within psychology, there are several perspectives used to describe, predict, and explain human behavior. The seven major perspectives in modern psychology are psychoanalytic, behaviorist, humanist, cognitive, neuroscientific/biopsychological, evolutionary, and sociocultural. Describe the perspectives, using two to three sentences each. Select one major figure associated with one of the perspectives and describe his or her work in two to three sentences. Type your response in the space below. Psychoanalytic: This is the study of body language in a sense. Unconscious impulses from verbal responses are tracked and studied. Studying Dreams and Repressed Feelings. Behaviorist: The study of a subject through examination and analysis of objectively observable events. This is to be in contrast to the mental state of the subject. Humanist: Studying of social structures of entire societies including language and culture. Concentrating on human activities and abilities. Cognitive: Mental processes and skills are analyzed with this perspective. Problem solving, creativity and memory are some of the key elements of Cognitive. Neuroscientific/Biopsychological: The study of the biological reactions the brain makes towards being psychoanalyzed in any perspective. What makes a brain happy or sad and correcting it. Sociocultural: Studying how people act, react and are influenced by social stigmas. How they respond to images of a social nature. Part II: Research Methods Describe research methods used in psychology by completing the following table. Then, select two of the research methods, and compare and contrast them. Your response must be at least 75 words.
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