Intro to Psychology

Intro to Psychology - Psychology logy: study of psyche:...

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Psychology logy: study of psyche: soul, breath scientific study of behavior and mental processes (mind) introduced in the 19 th century-birth of psychology as a science before then, it was studied by physiologist and philosophers 1874-German philosopher and physiologist-WUNDT, opened the first psychology lab in Leizpig, Germany o became a success immediately 700 B.C.-pre-Socratics philosophers started questioning nature (is it ruled by laws) o superstitious scientific o THALES of Miletos (parallel lines; tried to figure out what we are made of-said that we (humans and animals) are made out of water)-three stages of matter-solid, liquid, gas o Went from 700 B.C. to 1969 A.C. o ARISTOTLE-studied memory Tabula rasa-blank slate Ideas that stayed in history Nature vs. Nurture o Nature: genes GESTALT o We are born to see things in simple ways X X X O O O X X X o Nurture: (product of) environment o SKINNER Mind/body duality o Mind soul
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