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– What is science?
– What are mental processes?
– What is behavior?
What behavior Levels of Analysis
The brain The person The group The Evolution of a Science
– Wilhelm Wundt & Edward Titchener (student
– Focused on identifying the “building blocks” of
– Introspection: Looking within
Not objectively verifiable The Evolution of a Science
– William James
– Influenced by Charles Darwin
Studied how consciousness helped an individual
survive and adapt to an environment
Animal observations provide clues for human
behavior – Focused on pragmatic issues such as
improving The Evolution of a Science
– Max Wertheimer
– Focused on
principles of perceptual
The whole is greater than
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Cusaac during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.
- Fall '08