PSY 101 Psychology in General
How well do you know psychology already?
Take 10-item True/False "Conceptions of Psychology" quiz which has questions taken from many different areas of psychology.
Score Quiz (Fr. Hevern will provide the right answers)
Discuss results and implications of quiz
& other fields of "Applied" Psychology as a
Profession after World War II
2. Booming Interests in
to the Whole World:
The Move to Cultural Diversity in Research
The Emergence of
= Study of behavioral processes as having adaptive value for members of a species over the course of many generations.
The discovery of the DNA molecule as the basis for hereditary transmission of genetic information by James Watson & Francis Crick in 1953 opened science to understanding heredity in a new way.
Originally, "Evolutionary Psychology" was developed as "sociobiology" by the Harvard biologist, E. O. Wilson (the world's expert on ants!) in the 1970s. Now, it is a major subfield of study by psychologists as well as biologists.
Psychology Moves in a Positive Direction
"Positive Psychology" = the use of theory and research to better understand the positive, adaptive, creative, and fulfilling aspects of human life.
Lead by Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Barbara Frederickson