Lecture 2 - Lecture2 17:25...

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Lecture 2 17:25 A lot of ways to define Abnormal Behavior Renaissance: Knowledge: innate or acquired? Saint Thomas Aquinas 857 Religious truth vs. Scientific Truth o Scientific – direct observation of nature Rene Descartes 1650 Only way to study the contents of the mind is by analysis of consciousness Accepted dualism of mind and body, but there are important interactions  between the two Naïve to deal with the issue of whether ideas are innate or acquired o Innate ideas are a prerequisite for acquiring ideas through experience Hobbes 1651 Build on notion by Descartes that you have to have something to acquire  something Association between ideas that leads to knowledge Against thinking that it was an innate idea that leads to knowledge Behavior is guided by appetites and aversions (positive/negative  reinforcement) Enlightenment: hypotheses about the general component of the mind Empirical/Associationist school (English) Sensory and perceptual experiences led to mental states Essential mental state was an idea Groups of ideas bond together into associations These associations dictate behavior Extreme in denying inborn knowledge Rationalist school (French/German)
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Divided mind into faculties
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