Ch. 1 Introduction - Welcometo: GeneralPsychology PSY2012...

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Welcome to: General Psychology PSY2012 Dr. Lisa Garner
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1.   What is Psychology?        is “the scientific study of behavior and mental  processes”. 1. Goals of Psychology: Describe  - “what” Explain  - “why” Predict  - “when will” something happen, “who  will” do it, or “how likely will” something  occur. Control  - change behavior from undesirable to  desirable. I ntroduction to  Psychology
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H istory of Psychology   William Wundt  – “Father of  Psychology” established psychology as  up first real laboratory in  1879 G. Stanley Hall  brought  Established America’s first  research lab, Established the APA.
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E arly “Schools” in  Psychology 1. Structuralism  led by Titchener, who trained under Wundt in  Germany Goal  - to break down the mind into its basic 
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2010 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Garner during the Fall '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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Ch. 1 Introduction - Welcometo: GeneralPsychology PSY2012...

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