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Unformatted text preview: . “Free will is an illusion” (B.F. Skinner). William Wundt was the first to discover psychology in 1879 (Germany). 7 Research areas in psychology 1. Psychometrics 2. Personality 3. Developmental 4. Social 5. Experimental 6. Cognitive 7. Physiological Positive psychology was founded in the late 1990’s by Mark Seligman. Cultural factors of behavior • 1980’s • Caused by increased cultural diversity in Western societies and growing global interdependence Humanism • Carl Rogers • Abraham Maslow • Irrelevance of animal research • Because humans have unique characteristics, such as freedom and potential for growth...
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- Psychology, B.F. Skinner, John B. Watson, Positive psychology Clinical psychology, elements Evolutionary psychology, psychology Clinical psychology