SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & CRITICAL THINKING
1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
1.3 Describe applications of psychology
2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy
2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving
2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research
2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
Key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It is a broad field that encompasses a wide range of topics, from the biological basis of behavior to the social and cultural influences on behavior.
Some of the key concepts in psychology include:
- Mind: The mind is the mental faculties that enable consciousness, perception, thought, and feeling.
- Behavior: Behavior is any observable action or response.