Essentials of Understanding Psychology (7th Edition) by Robert S. Feldman

By Robert S. Feldman

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The emphasis is on learning how people comprehend and represent the outside world within themselves and how our ways of thinking about the world influence our behavior. Many psychologists who adhere to the cognitive perspective compare human thinking to the workings of a computer, which takes in information and transforms, stores, and retrieves it. In their view, thinking is information processing. Psycholog ists who rely on the cognitive perspective ask questions ranging from how people make decisions to whether a person can watch television and study at the $arne time.

These universal milestones in development are also Singularly special and unique for each person. h. Personality psychology focuses on the consistency in people's behavior over time and the traits that differentiate one person from another. mials of Understanding Ps~cholog~, Seventh Edilion () The McGraw-Hil i Compan ies. 2008 1. Ps~chologiSls al W. tk I. rior. Behavioral neuroscience Behaviorol nelXtlscience examines the biok>gical basis of behavior. Clinical psychology alnICaI psychology deals with t he study, psychological disoro'ers.

Mu(h of our understanding of how people learn new behaviors is based on the behavioral perspective. As we will see, the behavioral perspective crops up along every byvvay of psychology. Along with its influence in the area of learning processes, this perspective has mad e contributions in such diverse areas as treating mental disorders, (urbing aggression, resolving sexual problems, and ending drug addiction. THE COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE: IDENTIFYING THE ROOTS OF UNDERSTANDING Cogn itivl' pel"Spt'ctive, The approach that focuses on how people think, understand, and know aboul the world.

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