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What is Psychology & Where Did It Come From?

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What is Psychology? 0:15
    • Types of Questions Psychology Looks to Answer
    • Biological Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Social Psychology
  • What Types of Questions Does Psychology Address? 1:20
    • Psychology of Memory
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Social-Cultural Psychology
    • Learning and Evolutionary Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Industrial Psychology
  • Roots of Psychology 3:03
    • Philosophy and Biology
    • Ancient Greek Philosophers
    • William James: Inner Sensations and Introspection
    • Wilhelm Wundt: Sensation and Perception
    • Father of Psychology
    • Perspectives or Theories
    • Psychoanalysis
    • The Science of Mental Life
    • Watson and Skinner: Behaviorism
    • Humanistic Approach
    • Cognitive Approach
    • Biopsychosocial Approach
  • Psychology Defined 10:34
    • Scientific Study
    • Behavior
    • Mental Processes
    • Definition Reflects a Focus on Behavior, Emotions, and Cognitions