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PSYC 1001 - Chapter 1
Transcript of PSYC 1001 - Chapter 1
"The Science of Mental Life"
Big Ideas & Critical Thinking Tools
Mary W. Calkins
Margaret F. Washburn
John B. Watson
B. F. Skinner
Emotion & Childhood
Defenses against our wishes/impulses
Growth Potential of Healthy People
Types of Psychologists
Science & Profession
Nature vs Nurture
Independent Variable (IV)
Dependent Variable (DV)
Cause or Manipulation
Do No Harm
The Scientific Method
Population vs Sample
Positive vs. Negative
After viewing "The Truth about Jonestown," answer the following questions from Chapter 1 about the members' behavior and their use of societal norms, values and belief systems.
Which psychological perspective could best explain the recruitment and social justice dreams of the People's Temple?
Based on behavioral perspectives, what behaviors will influence the children of the Jonestown and how will these children apply what they learn in the future?
Apply Freud's ideas of the subconscious (hidden wants/desires) to the members of Jonestown and explain why they may have stayed in the camp.
Discuss the biopsychosocial approach and apply to Jonestown?
How does nature vs. nurture play a role in the Jonestown massacre