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Prologue ppt notes - PSY 101 Prologue PowerPoint Notes...

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PSY 101 Prologue: PowerPoint Notes PROLOGUE: THE STORY OF PSYCHOLOGY Prescientific Psychology Is the mind connected to the body or distinct? Are ideas inborn or is the mind a blank slate filled by experience? Psychological Science Is Born Empiricism o Knowledge comes from experience via the senses o Science flourishes through observation and experience Psychology’s Roots Wilhelm Wundt opened the first psychology laboratory at the University of Liepzig  (c. 1879) Structuralism used introspection (looking in) to explore the elemental structure of the  human mind 1
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PSY 101 Prologue: PowerPoint Notes Functionalism focused on how behavioral processes function—how they enable  organism to adapt, survive, and flourish o Everything is for a reason Mary Calkins Psychological Science Develops o
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