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  1. Chapter 1 WHAT DO PSYCHOLOGISTS SAY TO EACH OTHER WHEN THEY MEET? You're fine, how am I? The Field of Psychology

  2. What is Psychology? • The scientific study of mental processes and behavior

  3. Charles Darwin • Used animal studies to help us understand humans

  4. Nature vs Nurture Debate

  5. Wundt developed the term Introspection- looking into yourself and telling what is there (e.g. feelings).

  6. Present Day Psychology • Eclectic: the process of developing one’s own system by borrowing from other systems • Careers in Psychology: counseling, school, environmental (environment and people), business, developmental, industrial (working conditions), engineering (systems and efficiency), experimental (research), teaching. • Psychiatry vs. Psychology: Difference?

  7. Oral-feeding, sensing Anal-toilet training Phallic-girls envy boys, guilt over fantasies develop Latency- interlude for other learning Genital-lasts throughout lifetime Psychosexual Development