Chapter 1 presents us with the basic principles of psychology and information on the people who created the different types of psychological studies. Psychology is a science and there are many ways to test the hypotheses that psychologists present. The chapter also explains how many people's beliefs are often wrong due to assorted biases and pseudosciences. This stuck out to me because all of the biases were easy to relate to and could be applied to some of my current thoughts. Also, the book's comparison of the similarities of the Kennedy and Lincoln assassinations was intriguing.
Chapter one's introduction of the scientific thinking principles will be a key to understanding the different concepts throughout the rest of the book. They'll be highlighted in the margins so it'll be easy to tell which principle is being discussed.
Psychology's beginnings were often lumped together with the field of philosophy. It wasn't until the late 1800s that it became its own distinguished science. Many prominent figures kept introducing and improving the field of psychology into the science it is today.
Wilhelm Wundt ( One of the early psychologists )
Currently, there are many psychologists working in universities, private companies, and the government. There's a wide range of jobs available to people seeking employment with a psychology degree. The majority of the jobs are located in the universities.