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lect1outline(history) - PSY120-CAROL DONNELLY LECTURE 1...

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PSY120—CAROL DONNELLY LECTURE 1 HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY **Key Components to science – observation and explanation **Psychologists observe human behavior that has to do with the environment and try to explain it. 1. Zeitgeist – Spirit of the times a. Pre-Historic – 15,000 years ago i. Anthropomorphism – Projection of human attributes ii. Animism – As though nature was alive or possessed a soul iii. Magic iv. Shamanism: Existed throughout the world since prehistoric times b. Early Philosophers – 400 B.C. i. Zeitgeist has more natural and philosophical explanations ii. Plato – Knowledge is present at birth (Nature) iii. Aristotle – Blank slate (nurture) c. Dark Ages – 500-1500 A.D. i. Religion ruled ii. Negative social climate iii. Persecution, discrimination against women 1. 1 ST MAJOR DECLINE WITHIN 2. St. Thomas Aquinas: Accepted both reason and faith as a way of knowing god. d. Renaissance – 14 th -16 th century i. Period of immense curiosity and open-mindedness ii. Objective questioning iii. Descartes – “I think, therefore I Am” e. Phrenology – late 1800’s
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