Psych Test Review Sheet

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Psych Test Review Sheet Topics: 1. Origins of Psych- a. Psych- the science of behavior and mental processes. b. Two Theories i. Personalistic Theory- “Great Person” ii. Naturalistic Theory – “A King is histories slave”, Zeitgeist- “Spirit of the times” iii. The ancient Greek philosopher to first write about “Psyche” was Aristotle. c. Mental Processes are private. 2. Different types of Psychologists a. Wundt, Titchener, and Structuralism: i. Wanted to discover the basic elements of the conscious experience. b. Alston- Studied the sensations of heat and cold. Also wrote the first research article to be published by an African American Psychologist. i. We feel cold when one kind of nerve ending in the skin is stimulated, and we feel warm when a different kind of nerve ending is stimulated. c. Max Wertheimer and Gesalt psychology: i. Gesalt- Whole ii. Human consciousness cannot be broken down into raw elements, as the structuralists tried to do. The whole is the sum of all parts. d.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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