An Introduction to Psychological Science [Canadian Edition] by Mark Krause; Stephen Smith; Daniel Corts; Dan Dolderman

By Mark Krause; Stephen Smith; Daniel Corts; Dan Dolderman

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Our hope is that by the end of this textbook, you will use a similar strategy when examining the events of your own life. 1 A testable prediction about processes that can be observed and measured is referred to as a(n)______. A theory C opinion B 2 hypothesis D hunch A theory or prediction is falsifiable if A it has been proven false. B it is impossible to test. C there can be evidence for it or against it. D if and only if it comes from pseudoscience. APPLY . . 3 How would you apply the biopsychosocial model to a news report claiming that anxiety is caused by being around other people who are anxious?

Do you have enough evidence to make a judgment about this product? 2 Learning Objectives After reading this module you should How Psychology Became a Science KNOW . . UNDERSTAND . . APPLY . . ANALYZE . . The key terminology of psychology’s history How various philosophical and scientific fields became major influences on psychology Your knowledge to distinguish among the different specializations in psychology How the philosophical ideas of empiricism and determinism are applied to human behaviour When we try to imagine the earliest investigations of human behaviour, we rarely think about axe wounds to the head.

Accepting this idea would mean that we are nothing more than complex machines that lack a self-conscious, self-controlling soul. The opposing belief, that there are properties of humans that are not material (a mind or soul separate from the body), is called dualism. Although most early thinking about the mind and behaviour remained philosophical in nature, scientific methods were generating great discoveries for the natural sciences of physics, biology, and physiology. This meant that the early influences on psychology came from the natural and physical sciences.

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