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psyc120 1_10_08 - Components of Science Observation...

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Components of Science - Observation - Explanation Zeitgeist = Spirit of the times - Prehistoric 15000 yrs ago o Anthropomorphism = projection of human attributes o Animism = as though nature was alive or possessed a soul o Magic - Early Philosophers o Knowledge is present at birth (Plato) o Mind is like a blank slate/Experience mold us (Aristotle) - Dark Ages (500-1500 A.D.) o Burning demon possessed o Superstition and fear o Persecution of disbelievers o Discrimination against women - Dark ages (first major decline within) o St Thomas Aquinas Accepted both reason & faith as a way of knowing God - Renaissance (14 to 16 century) o Period of immense curiosity and open mindedness o Objective reasoning o Descartes 2 major errors Mind-body “I think, therefore I am”
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- Phrenology (late 1800s o People believed that you could get you skull read o Gain information about personality strengths and weaknesses o 2 political effects of phrenology Women considered inferior due to having smaller skulls
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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