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Unformatted text preview: harm to us and we might even wish them well. • Wilhelm Wundt o Founded the first psychology lab at the University of Leipzig, Germany o Tried to measure the time it took the human brain/nervous system to translate information into action Structuralism = discovering basic elements or “structures” of mental processes • Emphasized mind’s components • The “what” of the mind • William James o Functionalism = functions/purposes of mind and behavior in individual’s adaption to environment. The “why” of the mind Human interaction with outside world and purpose of thoughts “stream of consciousness” • Scientific Method o Perceiving a question o Forming a hypothesis o Testing the hypothesis o Drawing conclusions o Reporting results • Descriptive Methods: methods of observing behavior o Self report o Psychological o Behavioral Happiness Influences...
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