Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychology

Short Answer/Essay Questions

Try these AFTER you have thoroughly studied the chapter.  You should not have to look back at the text to answer them (only to check your answer!).  Remember, the point is NOT to memorize parts of the textbook but rather to understand the material and describe it in your OWN WORDS.

If you are going to write more than a couple of paragraphs, think about the structure of your answer.

  1. How do structuralism and functionalism differ?
  2. Why shouldn’t we rely on intuition to answer questions about human behaviour?
  3. What are some of the differences between collectivist and individualist cultures?
  4. What are the key elements of psychodynamic psychology?


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