Introduction to IB Psychology. What is Psychology? Goal 1.1. How to be a Psychology student. Be a critical thinker – ask questions. Believe nothing without examining the evidence. Consider that often the answers are “open ended” meaning that there may be no “right” or “wrong” answers.
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What is Psychology?
When we explain human actions in terms of beliefs, motives, love or childhood experiences, we are using “folk psychology” or common-sense psychology
shing cause and effect
No One Factor is to Blame!!!
focuses on genetics and physiology
focuses on mental processes like memory, thinking, perception and attention
focuses on how environment and culture affect behavior or thinking