This lesson will define psychology and behavior. The role of scientific observation and empirical evidence will be explored. The overall and four specific goals of the field of psychology will be dfined and will serve as the basis for this Introduction to Psychology course.
Any human activity.
Information acquired by direct observation or measurement, such as testing, lab work, electrical metering, etc.
The scientific study of mental activities and behavior.
Planned, systematic, use of empirical evidence to study the world in an intersubjective fashion.