psych 421- notes #9 - Charles Darwin 1809-1882:Darwins...

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Darwin’s influence on psychology:- - Charles Darwin=> influential before and during “new psychology” movement in Germany and the U.S. - Origin of Species (1859) predates Fechner and Wundt. - His work was a precursor to “functionalism”-> deals with function of the mind and consciousness. His life:- - He was born on February 12, 1809 in England (has the same birthday as Abraham Lincoln). - He was a poor student; he dropped out of medical school; he attended Cambridge to become an Anglican minister. There he was gambling and singing. He then graduated with “gentlemen C”-> pass with lowest grade. - He became interested in natural science; interested in entomology (study of insects and bugs). - He possessed natural curiosity; he was nicknames “gas” because he did chemical explosives just to see what happens. He was fascinated with beetles. - He then was offered a position as a naturalist on Beagle ship. 11831-1836 and the goal of the journey were to gather scientific evidence for biblical account of creation. -
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course PSY 421 taught by Professor Quinton during the Fall '11 term at State University of New York.

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psych 421- notes #9 - Charles Darwin 1809-1882:Darwins...

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