{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Chapter 1 Notes - Prologue-Introduction and History of...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Prologue--Introduction and History of Psychology Psychology --The scientific study of behavior and mental processes The foundation of psychology is Empirical Research Empirical - Gaining information through direct observation and experience 1879-- 1st laboratory for the scientific study of psychology was established Wilhelm Wundt at the University of Leipzig, Germany But, the roots of psychology can be traced to the beginning of time! 400B. C. The Greek Philosophers (Aristotle, Socrates, Plato) Provided questions we still ask today in psych such as: What is the nature of the mind & soul? Where does knowledge come from? **Tended to believe that some knowledge is innate or “inborn” 1600’s Rene Descartes Mind-Body Dualism Belief that the mind & body can interact to influence each other (Interacted in the pineal gland in the brain—not true!) 1700’s British Empiricists (John Locke, David Hume, George Berkeley) Believed that ALL knowledge comes from EXPERIENCE People are born “tabula rasa” (Locke) -- with a “clean slate” -- no knowledge 1879
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern