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Unformatted text preview: 8/20/08 CHAPTER 1 T HE EVOLUT ION OF PSYCHOLOGY Gambling- 5-6% of teens and young adults develop serious problems with gambling. This is 2-4 times the rate of older adults. Psychology is about understanding all the things we do. I t means the study of the mind. The word psychology comes from two Greek words- psyche, meaning the soul, and logos, referring to the study of a subject. A NEW SCIENCE IS BORN • “intellectual parents” were the disciplines of philosophy and physiology. • Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)- changed the view of psychology. Made it an independent discipline rather than a stepchild of philosophy and physiology. • 1879-psychology’s date of birth. Born in Germany but became very popular in North America. • Wundt generated 54000 pages of books and articles in his career. T HE BATTLE OF T HE “SCHOOLS” BEG INS: STRUCTURAL ISM VS. FUNCT IONAL ISM • Structuralism came from the leadership of Edward Titchener, an Englishman who immigrated to the US in 1892 and taught for...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Crystal during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '08