Chapter 1 &2 - 1/8/08 Chapter 1 & 2 Notes Chapter 1:...

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1/8/08 Chapter 1: The Evolution of Psychology - 3 components of psychology * Observable Behavior * Physical and Mental Process/Cognitions thoughts = biological process * Application – > How do you use it? Gustav Theodor Fechner (1801 -1887) On Oct. 22, 1850 developed methods to find the quantitative relation between mental and physical activities. Developed procedure to vary the mental world from the physical world Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) 1874- Psychology = study of conscious experience 50k text Chemistry –physics Quantitative Edward Titchener Student of Wilhelm Wundt Qualitative Conscious Experience Elements Introspection- increased awareness of conscious exp. -Careful, systematic self-observation of one’s own conscious experience Stimulus Error- label rather than describing Accepted female grad. students but formed a all male society Experimentalist Structuralism - break conscious experience into parts - based on the notion that the task of psychology is to analyze consciousness into its basic elements and investigate how the elements are related. William James (1842- 1910)
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY general ps taught by Professor Deford during the Spring '08 term at King College.

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Chapter 1 &2 - 1/8/08 Chapter 1 & 2 Notes Chapter 1:...

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