Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter you should be able to:

  • Explain why using our intuition about everyday behaviour is insufficient for a complete understanding of the causes of human behaviour.
  • Describe the difference between values and facts and explain how the scientific method is used to differentiate between the two.
  • Explain how psychology changed from a philosophical to a scientific discipline.
  • List some of the most important questions that concern psychologists.
  • Outline the basic schools of psychology and how each school has contributed to psychology.

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