Unit 1:What is Psychology?

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In the eloquent words of the modern day philosopher / artist PINK WHY DID I DO THAT???? Yes, sometimes we are at a lost to explain why we act they way we do. To help find the answer to this and many other related questions, human kind has turned to the social science of psychology to analyze, explain, predict and influence human behavior. In little over 100 years, the science of psychology has been used from everything from treating hard core psychological diseases, to developing the best teaching strategies, to figuring out what is the best way to sell cars, washing machines and breakfast cereals. In this unit we will study the origins of psychology, what various psychologist do, and the basic assumption or principles they follow.

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