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Lecture 1: The History of Pyschology

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Lecture 1: The History of Pyschology PSY 1012-002

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These are the notes from the first lecture of the semester.
General Psychology
James J. Jakubow
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Psychology, Intro to Psychology, PSY1012




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Date Created: 08/23/16
Monday August 22nd, 2016    Lecture 1 ­ CHAPTER 1: THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY    Prehistoric Psychology: The Time Before 1600 CE  Attempts to understand human behavior predates psychology by thousands of years.  ●  ARCHEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE  ○ Neolithic trepanning:​  the act of drilling holes in an individual's skull for medical  benefit.   ● Medical doctors and philosophers tried to characterize behavior & thinking.   ○ Egyptian brain­surgery papyrus from 1700 BCE   ○ Socrates, circa 470­399 BCE  ● The longest period of pre­scientific explanations of behavior was given​ eligious  philosophers​    ○ Specific concentration on moral behavior   ○ Very different from today. The questions were more broad than today.   ● Most people in prehistoric society who were literate were either involved in government  or in a monastery. Thus, written material about human behavior and philosophical theory  came from a religious approach.   ● In around 1600 CE, the scientific method began  ○ It is first applied to physics  ○ Classical physics produces reliable results  ● Circa 1675 the method expands to biology   ○ The rules of physics are applied to biology  ○ Biology becomes more physical and less spiritual    


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