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Chapter+05+Renaissance - The Renaissance

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The Renaissance The Renaissance extended through the fourteenth,  fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. The Renaissance incorporated several paradoxical  trends. Rebirth of inquiry. Rising interest in the individual and humanism. Continued stagnation in some areas. 11/18/11 1 Early Psychological Thought
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What changed? The Black Death killed approximately one third of the population of  Europe. Psychological reactions to the plague included stoicism, heroism,  opportunism, hedonism, and flight.   Many viewed the plague as punishment from God. The Jews were the most common scapegoat for the plague. Torture, imprisonment, and massacre were commonplace for the Jews. Some individuals joined flagellant orders to atone for sin and appease  God. The plague generated doubt about the institution of the Church. 11/18/11 2 Early Psychological Thought
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Expanding geographical knowledge also damaged the authority of the church. Explorers returned to Europe and suggested that  theological leaders were wrong about the shape of  the earth and other topics. More people were reading the original Greek classics  instead of the texts approved by the church. Many people genuinely speculated as the Greeks  did. 11/18/11 3 Early Psychological Thought
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The authority of the Roman Catholic Church diffused in a number of ways. Emerging political entities challenged the church.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:470 taught by Professor Ingate during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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