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Unformatted text preview: 9/28/2009 1 PSYCHOLOGY AND ITS SCIENCE Roots Defined The scientific study of behavior and mental processes K t f thi d fi iti Key components of this definition: Science Behavior Mental Processes Early Foundations Plato Nativism View that certain kinds of knowledge are innate of inborn VS. Aristolte Philosophical empiricisms (tabula rasa) All knowledge is acquired through experience 9/28/2009 2 Structuralism Wilhelm Wundt: Identify structures of the mind Research described dimensions of feeling Methodology: Introspection Functionalism William James Identify the functions of the mind Focused on interactions Focused on interactions with environment Adaptive significance: Why? Flow of thought: Stream of consciousness Psychoanalytic Freud Therapy Catharsis Unconscious processes 9/28/2009 3 Conditioning Watson Conditioning research Little Albert Evolutionary Mind and behavior explained in terms of adaptive value Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Natural Selection Constant struggle for resources...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Hartley during the Spring '05 term at Boise State.

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unit 1 lecture - 9/28/2009 1 PSYCHOLOGY AND ITS SCIENCE...

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