psych 421- notes #10 - Forerunners of functionalism:Francis...

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Forerunners of functionalism:- Francis Galton (1822-1911):- - Wealthy British family - Notable grandfather=> Darwin’s cousin - 2 and half years old he could read and write; he could read shake spear at 5 years old. - He was trained as a physician, then in mathematics. - He had varied interest => true resonance guy. - He traveled to northeast Africa and to the middle east( Sudan and Egypt). - He introduced high, low and front terms about the weather. - He also introduced fingerprints are unique for identifiers. - He studies prayer; he also studies boredom- looked at yawning. - He reads origin of species (his cousin’s book).; he then works in math and statistics; he worked on normal curve but he did not invent it. - He’s the first person to apply the normal curve to mental characteristics ( ex. Intelligence). - Large set of measurements for human characteristics described by two things=> 1) mean 2) standard deviation ( tells about variability) - He came up with regression towards the mean.
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