Ch1_What_is_Psy_08_26_09

Ch1_What_is_Psy_08_26_09 - Fact Check! John Watson (dead)...

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Fact Check! John Watson (dead) James Watson (alive) Now…Finish Chapter 1
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Figure 1.10 Figure 1.10: Mary Calkins, one of the first prominent women in U.S. psychology. •Did anyone think it strange that she is in here? •Why did they do that? •Where are the women?
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Recent Trends in Psychology The role of women in psychology a At first, women’s roles were limited a Mary Calkins was one of the pioneering women in the field, doing graduate-level study at Harvard a Calkins never received the Ph.D that she earned from Harvard, but went on to do research, study memory, and become the president of the American Psychological Association
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Psychology Back Then Rene Descartes (1649) Dorothea Dix (1843) Darwin (1859) Galton (1869) Wundt (1879) William James (1890) Freud (1900) Titchener (1910) JB Watson (1919) The Founding Fathers (and “Motherly” Contributions) The Founding Fathers (and “Motherly” Contributions)
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Psychology Back Then Many of the events are occurring almost simultaneously Ever-evolving process
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Psychology Back Then Rene Descartes (1649) a Philosophical writings a Others drew from his work
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Psychology Back Then Dorothea Dix (1843) a Better treatment for mentally ill
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Psychology Back Then Darwin (1859) a Theory of Evolution; Proposed that animals and humans had a common ancestor a Influenced psychology’s work Forced scientists and thoughtful people working in many disciplines to consider the basic features held in common by many or all animals, such as thinking and intelligence animal species
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Psychology Back Then Galton (1869) a Also Darwin’s cousin a Fan of measurement! a Found that sons of famous and talented men were more likely to be accomplished and explained this as due to the influence of heredity ; a Poorly measured intelligence
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Psychology Back Then Wundt (1879) a 1 st psychology lab in Germany a Conducted work on the senses a He presented his subjects with a wide variety of stimuli, and asked them to look within themselves, to introspect . He tried to measure the changes in their experiences as the stimuli changed. Demonstrated it was possible to perform meaningful experiments in psychology
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Psychology Back Then William James (1890) a Principles of Psychology - Functionalism a Interested in what the mind does , rather than the elements of mind a He rejected the methods of Wundt and Titchener a Investigated how the mind produces behaviors. He called his approach functionalism
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course PSY 22518 taught by Professor Dr.chrismayhorn during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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