Week 1 DQ 1 - For all the research that I have come across...

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Consider the following statement: Psychology has a long past, but a short history. What do you think this means? In your opinion, which person or perspective has had the most influence on the growth of psychology? The field of Psychology and the questions that it studies has been around for a very long period of time. But, they were not called Psychology questions until the 1800's. Up until that time, all the questions were lumped into the same grouping as Philosophy. Not until the 1800's were there scientific methods applied to the questions that are now considered psychological type questions.
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Unformatted text preview: For all the research that I have come across and all the references that seem to have been made, Sigmund Freud would have to be the person that has had the most profound influence on the growth and study of modern psychology. Not only were his teachings controversial during his time, sparking much debate and study, but they still inspire many heated discussions. I personally feel as though his most influential work was that of Psychodynamic theories. This was extremely controversial during his lifetime, yet highly logical as looked back on and studied in today's society....
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