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Origins of Psychology and Research Methods Worksheet
Part l: Origins of Psychology The seven major perspectives In modern psychology are psychoanalytic. behavionst. humanist. oognitlve.
neuroscientific/ biopsychological. evolutionary. and sociocultural. Describe the perspectives using two to
three sentences each.
Select one major ﬁgure associated with one of the perspectives and describe hls or her world in two to three sentences. Type your response in the space below. Within psychology, there
are several perspectives used to describe predict. and explain human behaviour.
Part 2: Research Methods Describe research methods used in psychology by completing the following table. Then. select two of the
research methods, and compare and contrast them. Your response must be at least T5 words. Case Study Longitudinal Describe one ethical issue related to research. Why Is informed consent necessary for ethical research? Naturalistic Observation
Studying the functions and elements of the brain Is essential to understanding human behavior.
1. Why do psychologists study twins? Why do psychologists study children who have been adopted?
What can be learned from these types of studies? 2. What are the functions of neurotransmitters and hormones? How do they influence the brain and