Lecture #1 -- History of Psychology

Lecture #1 -- History of Psychology - PSYCHOLOGY August 29,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PSYCHOLOGY August 29, 2007 Lecture #1 History of Psychology PSYCH OLOGY ^ ^ -Psyche -Study of -Mind WHAT? The scientific study of behavior and mental processes Behavior -observable actions of a person or animal Mind HOW? Scientific Method -a method, a guideline for asking questions Quantify - a measure WHO, WHEN, WHERE? Aristotle -wrote a lot about sleep, dream, and senses 2,000 years ago Rene De Carte -interactive dualism (1590-1650) Q: Asked how are mind and body connected? A: Mind and body interact to produce our emotions and expressions, they are separate- but they interact EX: mind/body connection -mind/foot, it is not the physical loss of the foot it is the emotional state of the mind that triggers the feeling of the “phantom limb” Nature vs. Nurture Nature= generic, biological makeup Ex. of nature- Prof Sitt’s peanut allergy Nurture= culture, religion, the external things that can influence/affect us Ex. of nurture- talks fast because he’s a New Yorker Wilhelm Wundt -1832-1920 -Father of Psychology -started asking questions so he opened a lab
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course PSY 1000 taught by Professor Sitt during the Fall '07 term at CUNY Baruch.

Page1 / 3

Lecture #1 -- History of Psychology - PSYCHOLOGY August 29,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online