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Notes Exam 1 - General Psychology Notes Exam #1 8/22/07...

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Exam #1 8/22/07 Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. behavior—because we will be paying close attention to observable phenomena mind—because some phenomena that are not observable are still important scientific—because we are all armchair psychologists, but the scientific method describes a formal, organized way to advance human knowledge The Scientific Method idea hypothesis test of hypothesis analysis conclusions publish Key Themes in the Evolution of Psychological Thought Dialectic - Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis Mind and body Biology and behavior Innate or experience Domain general or domain specific The Origins of Psychology 600-300 BC: Ancient Greece and Rome Philosophy, introspection, physiology 1300-1600: The Renaissance and the Birth of Modern Science Mind-body dualism Empiricist - empirical methods Rationalist 1600-1850: The Early Modern Period Descartes, Locke, and Kant The 1850s and Beyond: The Later Modern Period structuralism—what are the “basic” elements of experience? Wilhelm Wundt, Edward Titchener
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