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Unformatted text preview: b. he cannot doubt that he exists--> Descartes is not his body VI. Cartesian dualism a. formulated by Rene Descartes (1596-16500) b. spiritual mind that is unique to humans c. mechanistic body: operates as an automated hydrualic system d. the mind interacts with the brain in the pineal gland VII. Alternativedualistic views: a. Occasionalism and paarallelism i. mind and body operate independently from each other but in parallel Sheet1 Page 2 VIII. Monism a. to believe that there is only one thing - either mind OR body b. idealism/phenomenalism: only mind can be considered "real" c. physicalism: only the physical is real the mental can be reduced to the physical i. the "mind" is merely a set of physical/biological events IX. study of kids with ADHD a. kids with lower levels of serotonin were more likely to suffer from ADHD b. people thought it was b/c of genetics i. turns out it was b/c of psychological environment...
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2010 for the course PSY 3 taught by Professor Cohen during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.
- Winter '10