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Monday August 20, 2007 The Evolution of Psychology I. Intro. 1. Psychology is about understanding all of the things we as people do. Psychology is PRACTICAL. To become effective, you have to change your ways of thinking! 2. Psychologists study questions about behavior is a scientific way. They form precise questions and test possible answers in a systematic manner. II. Development of Psychology 1. Before 1879, there were many questions about the mind. 2. The word “psychology” comes from 2 Greek words: psyche (the soul) and logos (study) . These words first combined in the 16 th century to describe the study of the spirit. It wasn't until the 18 th century when the term “psychology” came to be widely used among researchers. Aristotle (an ancient Greek philosopher) had developed “Peri Psyches” which serves as an example that questions about the mind is as old as mankind. However, it wasn't until the 19 th century that psychology came to be a scientific discipline. Psychology was a kind of merging of the studies of philosophy and physiology. 3. German professor Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) made big efforts to make psychology its own discipline. In 1879 Wundt established the first formal psychology lab at the University of Leipzig. This is known as psychology's birth date. Wundt is known as the founder of psychology. In 1881, Wundt also established the first scientific journal for
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Crystal during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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