New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Week One notes

Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
by: Aspyn Adams

Week One notes PSY 101

Aspyn Adams
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Introduction into Psychology

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Introduction into Psychology notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

Lecture Notes, on Basics of Psychology Evolution
Introduction into Psychology
Class Notes
Psychology, ASU, Psy101, PSY 101, Short




Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
Star Star Star Star Star
"What an unbelievable resource! I probably needed course on how to decipher my own handwriting, but not anymore..."
Dr. Doris Thiel

Popular in Introduction into Psychology

Popular in Psychlogy

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aspyn Adams on Monday January 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 101 at Arizona State University taught by Short in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 50 views. For similar materials see Introduction into Psychology in Psychlogy at Arizona State University.


Reviews for Week One notes

Star Star Star Star Star

What an unbelievable resource! I probably needed course on how to decipher my own handwriting, but not anymore...

-Dr. Doris Thiel


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/18/16
Ancient History of Psychology  PSYCHE= Greek for soul  LOGOS= Greek for the study of a subject  ANIMISM: Everything in nature is alive  ANTHROPOMORPHISM: o Project human feelings and emotion onto nature; everything contained a spirit or ghost. o Magic evolved to influence spirits= CONTROL OVER NATURE  Greek Religion o OLYMPIAN: Gods who resembled upper-class o DIONYSIAC-ORPHIC: Soul is a prisoner of the body  PHYSIS: The primary element o THALES: Water* o ANAXIMANDER: Boundless o HERALITUS: Fire o PARMENDES: One “changelessness” o PYTHAGORAS: Numbers o DEMOCRITUS: Atom o HIPPOCRATES & EMPEDOLCES: Elements + Love*  MONISM: No distinction between mind & body o Pythagoras: full-fledged dualism; Mind is immortal, the sensation is mortal, and should be avoided. RELATIVITY OF TRUTH  SOPHISTS: Truth is subjective  SOCRATES: Agreed with Sophists but also promoted introspection  PLATO: Ideas are independent of subjectivity o Reason o Sensation=Ignorance REMINESCENCE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE:  Rationalism to Introspection to Nativism: that there is a world beyond our thoughts  ARISTOTLE o Sensation is critical to knowledge o All things have purpose o There is an “un-mover” o Nature is organized from earth, to plants to humans to the “un- mover” o Memory vs Recall o Imagination and Dreams o Humans are motivated by appetites for knowledge o Everything in moderation! EARLY GREEK THOUGHT BROUGHT US OUT OF THE DARK AND INTO THE LIGHT LEADING TO THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.  Structuralism (Wundit. 1879) Liepzig Germany o Argument: Subject matter of psychology was immediate experience.  Functionalism (William James, 1890, USA) o Argument: Psychology= the study of the mind as it functions in adapting the organism to its environment. o How do people adapt to environments?  Methods: Introspection, questionnaires, and mental tests to provide objectivity.  Gestalt Psychology (Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka, Wolfganag Kohler, Germany) o Revolt against Wundt o Apparent movement is not reducible to similar sensations o Psychology= Study of immediate experience of the whole organism  The whole is different from the sum of its parts  Perception is the most important  Psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud, 1900, Austrian physician) o Developed outside a university setting with no interest in traditional areas of psych. o Focused on origin, development and treatment of abnormal behavior o Argument: Unconscious processes direct our everyday behavior  Method: Free association and dream analysis used to explore the unconscious.  Awareness of the unconscious forces leads to more----  Behaviorism (John Watson, 1913, USA) o Trained as a functionalist o Shifted focus from Mind to Behavior o Psychology= That which is observable, and measurable. Nothing else  Focus on how behavior is learned, and modified. o BF Skinner (Died in 1990)  Operant conditioning= Your behavior is a product of external influences;  Behaviorism has its limitations leading to greater focus on mental processes.  Science of behavior, and mental process.


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.