Psychology_3083_Chap_2 - Psychology3083

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Psychology 3083  Chapter 2 Historical Development of Professional Psychology Modern prof psych evolved b/c of 2 trends in history of Europe & US - 1) Psychology’s development as separate academic discipline  -          to deal adequately w/deviant members of society            against evils) failed in treating individuals with alocholism] Academic Psychology *  Modern acad psych develop in Western Europe  *  Questions studied in psych have interested     with deviant behavior? Psychology goes about answering these questions in a more  scientific disciplined manner.  Exs.      In Middle Ages ques was                    corrupt mortal body?”  - - - in modern acad psych this has                  become                   -  “How does the mind work?”,                    -  “What motivates people to behave the way they do?”,                       -  “How can we explain deviant behavior?”,                    -  “What can we do about it?”
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                                   provided ans              EX – people act deviantly b/c they are sinful P Renaissance       - - - religion no longer seemed adequate to provide answers - -  - Science emerged w/what seemed + adeq explanations 4            many phenomenas  - 1800s ancient ques were still in province of philosophy dept of        universities -  Late 1800s, psych broke away from philos 2 become sep acad        specialty. New acad discipline of psych began studying same types of pxs as philosophers          --- Difference is applied scientific method  (scientific method:  empir observ, measuremt, experimentation)                             observe event/quantify thru measuremt/ test                         EX.   Jack is more aggressive than Jim                                   
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