Psy 401 Test # 2
1- What year was the 1st American psychology journal published?
1887 American Journal of Psychology
2- What was the emphasis on the school of functionalism?
focuses on wh
Lesson 1 additional notes
1) Why Study History?
a) History has a utilitarian role in human understanding of the future.
b) Knowledge of history enriches our understanding of the present.
c) The study of history contributes to
Active mind: A mind that transforms, interprets, understands, or values physical experience. The rationalists assume an active
Anomalies: Persistent observations that cannot be explained by an existing paradigm. Anomalies eventually cause o
Active reason: According to Aristotle, the faculty of the soul that searches
for the essences or abstract concepts that manifest themselves in the
empirical world. Aristotle thought that the active reason part of the soul was
The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy
Renaissance 1450 to 1600
The metaphor of the Rebirth suggest that freedom had been born and
The tendency to return to a more open-minded inquiry of earlier Greek
Moved from more God-ce
Associationism: The belief that the laws of association provide the fundamental principles
by which all mental phenomena can be explained.
Bain, Alexander (18181903): The first to attempt to relate known physiological facts to
Absolute, The: According to Hegel, the totality of the universe. A knowledge of the
Absolute constitutes the only true knowledge, and separate aspects of the universe can be
understood only in terms of their relationship to the Absolute. Through
The denition of psychology has changed as the focus of psychology has changed. At various times in
history, psychology has been dened as the study of
the psyche or the mind, of the spirit, of consciousness, and more recently as the study of, or