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Studying Human Nature Lecture Goals Briefly describe different approaches to Psychology Briefly discuss how these contributed to development of modern Psychology Reading Thinking About Modern Psychology Ch. 3 Brief History of Psychology Ch. 4 How Did Psychology Begin? Early Models of Human Nature Hobbes (1600’s) “ ______biological insticnt ____ Biological machinery drives lead to _selflishness , violence Must yield to authority and_____society___________ Locke’s Blank Slate (1600’s) Response to Hobbes Identity __is learned _ ____environment_ ___ is critical Rousseau’s Noble Savage (1700’s) Savage’s natural state Selfless _peaceful _________________ Untroubled ________civilization_ ____ brings greed, anxiety, violence
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Descartes' _Ghost in the Machine _____ Soul (mind) vs. body (brain) S How to Study Human Nature?? Emanuel Kant Psychology never be a science because there is no measurement and experimentation ___________________________________________ Solution Greenwich observatory Fired for _________________________________ Friedrich Bessel Studies individual differences in timing Birth of “____________________________________________ ________” _ Who’s the Father? Maybe…. ._______________________________ (1801- 1887) Founder of psychophysics Documented relationship between _______________________________ and subjective experience of the mind Legitimized objective measurement of ___________________________________ _______________________ publishes Elements of Psychophysics
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Birth date of Psychology?? Maybe….__________________________ (1832-1920) Considered first psychologist First Psychology lab-- ________________________________ Measured reaction times of sensory/perceptual processes Named journal ____________________________________________ _______ If so, Psychology ________________________________________ Credited as ____________________________________________ The irony of a dysfunctional father Humorless workaholic MD, but didn’t like ______________________________________ Wife and family get 1 paragraph in autobiography Father Knows Best?? ______Wilheim Wundt__________ (1832-1920) Should start by studying _____ conciousness____________ (mind)….
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…like other natural phenomena …____dissect into components_______ Mental chronometry Introspection Fights with ____Hugo Munsterberg _____________ The Favored Son ______________Edward Titchener _________ (1867-1927) Student of Wundt Founded _______Structuralism ______________ Goal = identify structures of mind/consciousness Arm – muscles, tendons, bones
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