Module 1 the history and scope of psychology

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Module 1 the history and scope of psychology (in class notes) Module 1 o What is Psychology? o Contemporary psychology o Tips for studying psychlolgy o Psychology’s roots Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) The soul and body are not separate from each other Psychologyical science is born Wundt (1832-1920) o Conducted experiments Ball hits platform—person hearing vs seeing—perception James o Med ph.d; taught mary Calkins Mary Calkins o Wasn’t allowed to have PH.D. at Harvard Freud (1856-1939) o Psycho-social developments and theories o Unconscious impacts on our lives Behaviorists o Watson and skinner and Pavlov Science is rooted in observation If you can’t see it, doesn’t exist Humanistic psychology o Maslow and rogers
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o Environmental influences Psychology today o The scientific study of behavior o Hindsight Bias and Overconfidence Lead us to overestimate the accuracy of our intuition o Shocking Experiment Stanley recruited men and told them they would serve as a teacher shocks student not really a student. Wanted to see how far the teacher would go in shocking the person 65% went all the way to most severe shock Teacher stressed but kept going o Nature vs. Nurture Biological influences Psychological influences social cultural influence behavior or mental process o Psychology’s Current Perspectives Neuroscience-body and brain Evolutionary Behavior genetics-how much genes and environment influence Psychodynamic-behavior springs from unconscious drives
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