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Evolution Of Psychology 1-23 to 1-28

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The Evolution Of Psychology Psychology : 1. A science that seeks to answer questions about how we think, feel, and act. 2. Is a very diverse field 3. Is empirical, gaining knowledge from experience, observation and experimentation. 4. Requires the understanding that peoples experiences in the world is objective. 5. Promotes the heredity and environment jointly influence behavior. Development & History : 1. Questions of how mind & body are connected. a. Socrates and the belief that mind & body are connected. b. Aristotle and the belief that mind & body are distinct. 2. Psychology drew upon the disciplines of philosophy and the physiology. 3. Nitzche, Descartes, Locke, and other famous philosophers all made early contributions to the field. a. Nitzche, not Freud, was the first to utilize the term “id” in the late 16 th century. 4. Use of hypnotism to gain access to the mind as early as 1784, scientifically in 1870’s. A New Science is Born: Wundt (1832-1920) 1.
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