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Click to edit Master subtitle style The Story of Psychology Prologue
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The Story of Psychology: What We Shall Cover Today What is Psychology? § Psychology’s Roots § Psychological Science is Born § Diversity in the Early Days of Psychology Contemporary Psychology § Psychology’s Biggest Question § Psychology’s Three Main Levels of Analysis
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What is Psychology? Definition What does a psychologist do? Goals:  Describe Predict Explain Control Theories Scientific method
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Psychology’s Roots Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) Aristotle, a naturalist and philosopher, theorized about  psychology’s concepts. He suggested that the soul and  body are not separate and that knowledge grows from  experience. 
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Psychological Science is Born Psychology Lab.  Leipzig, Germany (1879).  This is considered to be  the  birth of psychology  as we know it today.
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1800’s Structuralism  Titchener  1870’s Introspection activity Functionalism James 1890’s
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1920’s Gestalt psychology Max Wertheimer 1920’s Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Theory Freud 1920’s
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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