August 25 Chapter 1 History

August 25 Chapter 1 History - Chapter 1 History Psychology...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
August 25, 2005 Chapter 1, History Psychology : the science of behavior and mental processes The early traditions: Structuralism : the school of psychological thought that considered the structure and elements of immediate, conscious experience to be the proper subject matter of psychology. Introspection: the self-examination of one’s mental processes, a technique used by the structuralists. Functionalism : the school of psychological thought that was an out-growth of structuralism and was concerned with how the mind functions and how this functioning is related to consciousness. Gestalt psychology : the school of psychological thought that argued that it is necessary to study a person’s total experience, not just parts of the mind or behavior, since conscious experience is more than simply the sum of its parts. Freud and psychoanalysis : Freud argued that the part of the mind that we know about – the conscious – is only a small segment of mental functioning. A larger unconscious contributes to thought and behavior by provoking slips of the tongue. The Behaviorist revolution
Background image of page 1

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

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

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 3

August 25 Chapter 1 History - Chapter 1 History Psychology...

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