Intro to Psych Notes

Intro to Psych Notes - AHistoricalReviewof Psychology...

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1 A Historical Review of  Psychology Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD Drexel University
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2 The History and Scope of Psychology Psychology’s Roots Influenced by science and philosophy Dates back more than 2000 years Many key issues were explored and speculated about Who are we?  Is the mind separate from the body? Where do thoughts/ feelings/ actions come from? What motivates us? Contemporary Psychology Multidisciplinary approach - Biopsychosocial model Current subfields that shape our thinking
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3 Prescientific Psychology Socrates  (469-399 BCE) and his student  Plato  (428-348 BCE) -born with all ideas/thoughts/abilities, (dualists) Aristotle  (384-322 BCE) -Soul and body are one -Ideas grow from experience (acquired, monists)
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4 Prescientific Psychology Rene Descartes  (1596-1650) -Dualist -1 st  to connect mind and body, separate but communicate with  one another Francis Bacon  (1561-1626) - monist, founded modern science, the experimental method John Locke  (1632-1704) - monist, mind born as blank slate (tabula rasa), experience gives  us knowledge
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5 Prescientific Psychology Mind and body are  connected Mind and body are  distinct Aristotle Socrates Bacon Plato Locke Descartes What is the relation of the mind to the body?
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6 Prescientific Psychology Some ideas are inborn The mind is a blank slate Socrates Aristotle Plato Locke How are ideas formed?
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7 Psychological Science is Born Structuralism Wundt Titchner  (1867-1927) -Figuring out by studying physical elements that make up the 
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Chute during the Spring '08 term at Drexel.

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