02_history_6 - Whatispsychology? Psychology2:...

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Psychology 2: Introduction to Psychology Day 2 topics Psychology defined A brief history of Psychology What is psychology? Psychology •“ S t u d y of the soul” *Psychological science* • Scientific study of the mind and behavior Why study psychology? Philosophical roots Plato (428 347 BC) • Nativism Aristotle (384 322 BC) • Empiricism Beginning of an age old debate •N a t u r e vs. nurture Plato Aristotle Where is the mind? Descartes (1596 1650) • Dualism Thomas Hobbes (1588 1679) •M i n d is a product of the brain Franz Joseph Gall (1758 1828) • Phrenology • Localization of function Hobbes Gall Descartes The birth of Psychology Hermann von Helmholtz (1821 1894) •S t im u l u s Æ
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course PSYCH 2 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '04 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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