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History/Perspectives of Psychology- Week 1

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History/Perspectives of Psychology- Week 1 Psych 101

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These notes cover chapter 1 of the Psychology textbook: history, historical issues, and applied psychology fields
General Psychology
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Date Created: 08/27/16
History/ Perspectives of Psychology Psychology­the science of behavior, brain and mental processes ­History  Wilhelm Wundt­Leipzig, Germany (1879)­  first psychology lab, study of conscious  experience  William James­ (1890) principles of psychology­ functionalist  Sigmund Freud­ (1900) Interpretation of dreams­ role of the unconscious   John B. Watson­ (early 1900s) Psychology should only study observable behavior­  behaviorism  B.F. Skinner­ (1950) Behaviorist, we are controlled by our environment  Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow­ (1950s) humanism­ humans are unique, free, rational  beings with potential for personal growth  Rise of applied psychology following World War II  Modern perspectives: evolutionary and positive psychology, neuroscience ­Historical Issues  Functionalism vs. Structuralism  Stability vs. Change  Rationality vs. irrationality  Nature vs. Nurture ­product of genetics or environment? ­John Locke­ “Tabula Rasa” (Blank Slate) ­Descartes­ some ideas are innate ­Darwin­ innate traits allow organisms to survive and reproduce ­Applied Psychology Fields  Clinical Psychology­ studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders  Psychiatry­ a branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders  Educational Psychology­ how people learn, achievement tests, classroom environment,  education of mentally disabled  Counseling Psychology­ deals with non­deviant behavior and relationships: family,  marriage, career counseling  Industrial/Organizational Psychology­ training and motivation of workers, job  satisfaction and good work relations


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