Week 1- Levels of Analysis

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Week 1: Levels of Analysis Experimental Psychology: uses the scientific method to collect, evaluate and interpret information to draw sound conclusions. Definition of psychology: comes form Greek words “psyche”, which means soul. History of psychology: -Rene Descartes, first said that the mind and body were distinct entities that were casually linked in a dualistic relationship; the mind in turn received information about outside world through sense organs. Physiology’s influence: -Muller proposed that like an electrical current flowing along the metal conductor, the messages transmitted by nerves were coded as electrical impulses that travelled along different channels. -Helmholtz measured the speed of nerve impulses, and found them to be about 90feet/second. Fast, but not as fast as electrical current. -Muller then said that some parts of the body are connected to specific areas of the brain to serve different functions. (then supported by Flourens) -Flourens used method to systematically destroy different regions of animals brain. This way he learned which parts of brain controlled what. German scientist Wundt opened first lab devoted to psychology.
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