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Introduction to Psychology Instructor: Ray Hawkins, Ph.D. Office: SEA 2.208, MWF(11AM-Noon & by appt.) Phone: 232-3354 TA: Anushka Pai Syllabus Web page: http://homepage.psy.u texas.edu/homepage/ class/Psy301/Hawkins
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Myers’ EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 1 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science James A. McCubbin, PhD Aneeq Ahmad, Ph.D. (Modified by Ray Hawkins, Ph.D) Worth Publishers
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Thinking Critically With Psychological Science What is Psychology? Psychology’s Roots Contemporary Psychology
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Thinking Critically … Why Do Psychology? What About Intuition and Common Sense? The Scientific Attitude Critical Thinking
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Thinking Critically … How Do Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions? The Scientific Method Description Correlation Experimentation
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Thinking Critically … FAQs About Psychology Tips for Studying Psychology
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Psychology’s Roots Prescientific Psychology Is the mind connected to the body or distinct? Are ideas inborn or is the mind a blank slate filled by experience? Film
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Psychology’s Roots Prescientific Psychology Philosophy Greek - Roman conceptualization of human experience as contemporary history-making, a philosophy of the moral life a “reason to excel” (David McCullough, C- SPAN interview, 8-7-05) Empiricism knowledge comes from experience via the senses science flourishes through observation and experiment psychological science refutes three theories of human nature (Pinker, 2005): Locke’s “blank slate,” Rousseau’s “noble savage,” and Descarte’s “ghost in the machine”
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Psychology’s Roots Wilhelm Wundt opened the first psychology laboratory at the University of Leipzig (c. 1879)
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Structure vs. Functi on Structuralism Analyze consciousness into basic elements Introspection Systematic, self- observation in response to tones, optical illusions, fruit… Functionalism Investigate purpose of consciousness, not structure Stream of consciousness Consciousness is a continuous flow of thoughts, not static Mental testing, development, education, individual differences
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Psychology’s Roots Structuralism used introspection (looking in) to explore the elemental structure of the human mind
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Psychology’s Roots Functionalism focused on how behavioral processes function - how they enable organism to adapt, survive, and flourish Academic vs. Popular Psychology; Historical overview of Psychology & the teaching of Introductory Psychology (some guiding anecdotes)
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Psychology’s Roots Myers’ Definition of Psychology The science of behavior (what we do) and mental processes (sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings)
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Nature versus Nurture The controversy over the relative contributions of biology and experience. Nurture works on what nature endows.
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