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Introduction to Psychology

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?:Theoretical perspectives of psychology
HISTORICAL ROOTS OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY:HIPPOCRATES, PLATO
SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT:Biological Approach, Psychodynamic Approach
PERSPECTIVE/MODEL/APPROACH:Narcosis, Chemotherapy
THE PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH/ MODEL:Psychic Determinism, Preconscious
BEHAVIORAL APPROACH:Behaviorist Analysis, Basic Terminology, Basic Terminology
THE HUMANISTIC APPROACH AND THE COGNITIVE APPROACH:Rogers’ Approach
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (I):Scientific Nature of Psychology
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (II):Experimental Research
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND NATURE NURTURE ISSUE:Nature versus Nurture
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT:Socio- Cultural Factor, The Individual and the Group
NERVOUS SYSTEM (1):Biological Bases of Behavior, Terminal Buttons
NERVOUS SYSTEM (2):Membranes of the Brain, Association Areas, Spinal Cord
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM:Pineal Gland, Pituitary Gland, Dwarfism
SENSATION:The Human Eye, Cornea, Sclera, Pupil, Iris, Lens
HEARING (AUDITION) AND BALANCE:The Outer Ear, Auditory Canal
PERCEPTION I:Max Wertheimer, Figure and Ground, Law of Closure
PERCEPTION II:Depth Perception, Relative Height, Linear Perspective
ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS:Electroencephalogram, Hypnosis
LEARNING:Motor Learning, Problem Solving, Basic Terminology, Conditioning
OPERANT CONDITIONING:Negative Rein forcer, Punishment, No reinforcement
COGNITIVE APPROACH:Approach to Learning, Observational Learning
MEMORY I:Functions of Memory, Encoding and Recoding, Retrieval
MEMORY II:Long-Term Memory, Declarative Memory, Procedural Memory
MEMORY III:Memory Disorders/Dysfunctions, Amnesia, Dementia
SECONDARY/ LEARNT/ PSYCHOLOGICAL MOTIVES:Curiosity, Need for affiliation
EMOTIONS I:Defining Emotions, Behavioral component, Cognitive component
EMOTIONS II:Respiratory Changes, Pupillometrics, Glandular Responses
COGNITION AND THINKING:Cognitive Psychology, Mental Images, Concepts
THINKING, REASONING, PROBLEM- SOLVING AND CREATIVITY:Mental shortcuts
PERSONALITY I:Definition of Personality, Theories of Personality
PERSONALITY II:Surface traits, Source Traits, For learning theorists, Albert Bandura
PERSONALITY III:Assessment of Personality, Interview, Behavioral Assessment
INTELLIGENCE:The History of Measurement of Intelligence, Later Revisions
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY:Plato, Aristotle, Asclepiades, In The Middle Ages
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR I:Medical Perspective, Psychodynamic Perspective
ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR II:Hypochondriasis, Conversion Disorders, Causes include
PSYCHOTHERAPY I:Psychotherapeutic Orientations, Clinical Psychologists
PSYCHOTHERAPY II:Behavior Modification, Shaping, Humanistic Therapies
POPULAR AREAS OF PSYCHOLOGY:ABC MODEL, Factors affecting attitude change
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY:Understanding Health, Observational Learning
INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY:‘Hard’ Criteria and ‘Soft’ Criteria
CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY:Focus of Interest, Consumer Psychologist
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY:Some Research Findings, Arousal level
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY:Origin and History of Forensic Psychology

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