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Define Psychology
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• The scientific investigation of mental processes (thinking, remembering and feeling), behaviour and the interaction between them.

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Define Psychology
• The scientific investigation of mental processes (thinking, remembering and feeling), behaviour and the interaction between them.
Outline the History of Psychology
EARLY PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE: • Wilhelm Wundt:  Proponent of Structuralism • William James:  Proponent of Functionalism
Distinguish among the 5 major theoretical perspectives in psychology
1. PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACH 2. BEHAVIOURISM 3. HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVE 4. COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE 5. EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE
What is Introspection
• Careful, systematic observation of one’s own conscious experience. • Required training to ensure person’s objectivity and awareness. • People were exposed to stimuli, then analysed & reported what they experienced.
Define Overt Behaviour
• The observable actions by which an organism adjusts to its environment. • Directly observable e.g., eating.
Define Covert Processes
• Internal cognitive / mental / emotional processes. • How we perceive, learn, remember, think, reason. Feel, etc. • Cannot be directly observed.