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Psychology: The Science of Human Potential

Author: Jeffrey Levy
Subject: Psychology
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: BCcampus
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The first chapter provides an overview of the textbook and reviews the history of psychology and its methodology. Psychology is described as a science studying how hereditary (nature) and experiential (nurture) variables interact to influence the thoughts/ feelings/ and behavior of individuals. The remainder of the text will be organized in sections entitled “Mostly Nature” (Biological Psychology; Sensation & Perception; Motivation & Emotion)/ “Mostly Nurture” (Direct Learning; Indirect Learning (i.e./ observational learning and language); Cognition)/ and “Nature/Nurture” (Human Development; Personality; Social Psychology; Maladaptive Behavior; Professional Psychology and Human Potential).

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