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The “Roots and Branches” of Psychology Historical development of the discipline. Areas, perspectives, approaches within psychology.
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History of Psychology Why study history? History of psychology? Who “started” psychology? When? Wilhelm Wundt, 1879? Gustav Fechner, 1862? Psychology “evolved” over time. Both the oldest and newest discipline.
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Psychology has roots in philosophy and physiology. Philosophy concerned with how knowledge acquired. Physiology concerned with functioning of the body (including nervous system).
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Philosophy’s contribution to Psychology Epistemology Empiricism Rationalism
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Philosophy’s contribution to Psychology Mind-Body problem: Descartes – how physiology (and philosophy) contributed to psychology. Monism Dualism Cartesian dualism
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Psychology Advances in research in neurology. Neuropsychology,
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GPSYC 101 taught by Professor Huffman during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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