History of Psychology

History of Psychology - History of Psychology 8/24/11 I....

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History of Psychology 8/24/11 I. Origins a. Philosophy b. Physiology (physical aspects of how brain functions) c. Wilhelm Wundt father of psychology c.i. Study of the conscious II. 1890’s a. Structuralism a.i. Edward Titchener a.ii. Elements of consciousness, period table, basic components a.iii. Introspection looking within yourself b. Functionalism b.i. William James (first textbook) and Stanley Hall (first lab and journal) inspired by Darwin b.ii. What is the function of our thinking? b.iii. Adaptiveness of mental functions b.iv. Should take psychology as a whole, not elements (James) III. 1900’s a. Psychoanalysis (Freud) a.i. Unconscious a.ii. Coping with sexual urges a.iii. Ideas very unpopular at the time given the virtues of the Victorian era b. Behaviorism (Watson) b.i. Don’t study mind, pay attention to overt behavior and environmental factors b.ii. Learn to predict behaviors b.iii. 12 infants quote internal skills are less important than environmental factors
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