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Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Prologue: The Story of Psychology James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers
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Prologue: Psychology’s Roots Prescientific  Psychology Is the mind connected  to the body or distinct? Are ideas inborn or is  the mind a blank slate  filled by experience? 
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Prologue: Psychology’s Roots
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Prologue: Psychology’s Roots Psychological Science Is Born Empiricism Knowledge comes from experience via  the senses Science flourishes through observation  and experiment
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Prologue: Psychology’s Roots Wilhelm Wundt  opened the first  psychology  laboratory at the  University of  Liepzig (c. 1879)
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Prologue: Psychology’s Roots Structuralism  used introspection  (looking in) to  explore the  elemental  structure of the  human mind
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Prologue: Psychology’s Roots Functionalism  focused on how  behavioral  processes  function- how  they enable  organism to  adapt, survive,  and flourish
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