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Unformatted text preview: Psych 101 Module 1 The History and Scope of Psychology 24/08/2007 16:02:00 Psychology- the scientific study of behavior and mental process Behavior is anything an organism does- any action we can observe Mental processes are internal, subjective experiences we infer from behaviors Aristotle went against Socrates and Plato with the idea that knowledge is not preexisting and instead grows from the experiences stored in our memories. Descartes believed in the existence of innate ideas and the minds being entirely distinct from the body and able to survive its death. John Locke said that the mind at birth is a blank slate on which experience writes. This idea formed empiricism- the view that knowledge originates in experience and that science should, therefore, rely on observation and experimentation....
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- MAAS, J