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M1History-2 - MODULE 1: THE HISTORY AND SCOPE OF PSYCHOLOGY...

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MODULE 1: THE HISTORY AND SCOPE OF PSYCHOLOGY WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? I. The science of behavior and mental processes a. Behavior—observable actions of a person or animal b. Mind—thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions, memories, dreams, motives, and other subjective experiences c. Science—an objective way to answer questions II. A set of questions about mental functioning a. Can trace back to philosophy III. A set of theories and procedures for asking and answering questions a. A scientific method b. Evolved over centuries, probably first used in physics IV. Psychology is a product of history a. Philosophy asked many of the basic questions b. Physiology used similar methods PSYCHOLOGY’S ROOTS I. Plato a. On reality—ideal, abstract forms b. On methods—rationalist c. On ideas—reminiscence theory II. Aristotle a. On reality—perception of the concrete world b. On methods—empiricist c. On ideas—sensation is the source of all ideas PHILOSOPHICAL DEVELOPMENTS I. A BIG question—Is behavior rational or irrational—what’s the influence of
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