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PSY 401 Week 3 Notes

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PSY 401 Week 3 Notes PSY 401

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These notes cover class lecture 9/6 and 9/8.
History and Systems of Pscyhology
Sara Ann Tompkins
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Date Created: 09/19/16
PSY 401 Lecture 5 - Ch. 3 & 4 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:33 PM Next Thursday 9/15: Discussion about forum assignment • Medieval o Aurelius Augustine o Knowledge comes from: • Authority § Usually in the form of the church o Islam • Prophet Mohammed had a revelation from God § Posed a serious threat to Christianity • Grew rapidly & influenced medicine & philosophy • Superstition o Rhazes • Against demonic theory • Divergent behavior to cure mental illness § Social therapy § Offered music and games as a treatment for "melan choly" (today= depression) § Hippocrates was first to develop mental disorders • Empiricist (first to apply chemistry to medicine) § Limited by his religious beliefs § Tragic ending • Went blind by having chemicals thrown at his face by the king at the time • What happens when you step outside of the norm in this time period • Compared to Galen (who was compared to Hippocrates) o Avicenna • Faith and reason • Brain had a role in psychological disorders (similar to Galen again) § Frontal areas perception and reason § Occipital areas memory § Mental representation of external objects occurs in the ventricles • Must have a homeostasis between mind and body for both physical and mental health § Balance is key for psychological health • Triparte soul (like Plato) o Averroes & Alhazen • First to discover retina is the sensitive organ of the eye (not the lens) • Optic discoveries in this time • Drawings of the eye and its function (sensation and perception first discoveries) • Do we still struggle with faith and reason? o Must we choose one of t he two? o Struggle with religion influencing our medical decisions (Ex. Jehova's witness) o Faith/religion provides answers to the things we don't have the answers to= ignorance o Some people believe you can balance the two • Medieval o Maimonides (1135 -1204) • Argued that we must use reason when we have a question § Don't just rely on supernatural § We have to deduct reason § Rationalist § "People have little need for reason…" • Intellectual Elitist PSY 401 Lecture 6- Ch. 5: The Renaissance Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:32 PM Midterm Study tips: • Skim the book before coming to class • Use the lecture slides posted to see what we're held accountable for on the exam -- go back and read the information related to the lectures in the book • Read the thought provoking readings and be abl e to understand the main point or theme of reading (one question from each reading on the test) • If not mentioned in class (even if it's in the book) --it won't be on the exam • Use practice quizzes in Canvas to help prepare for exams • The Renaissance o The Black Death o New World View o Geography o Authority o Science & Knowledge • The Plague--The Black Death o "…the brief period from 1347-1350 witnessed a biological and medical holocaust that decimated the European Population" o Up to 1/3 of population, but in some communities 100% of their population was lost! o What type of effect did this have on the middle ages? o How people viewed the world around them o How people viewed their authority o Plague was spread by fleas on the rats on a ship o Symptoms at first seemed like the common flu o Spreads through the air via respiratory emission • People treating those thought to have the flu would get sick o Reactions to the plague o Religious precessions to pray for wellness (looked to religion) o Blame-- they blamed the Jews for being "dirty" and bringing the disease o Believed it was punishment for something they had done wrong o Fear o Moving and ostracism -- trying to flee the plague, which changed the geography of Europe o Ring around the Rosy (children, everyone, singing in the streets): rosary beads give you God's help o A pocket full of posies: used to stop the odor of rotting bodies which was at one point thought to cause the plague; it was also used widely by doctors to protect them from the infected plague patients o Ashes, Ashes: the church burned the bodies of the infected o We all fall down o What effect did this have on the middle ages? And why? o Make them question authority • Everyone was getting sick -- even priests, same as the beggars § This undermines system of social status and authority § All answers come from the church and those who are now sick, and they can't help or give answers o To understand the importance of this time, we have to understand the context (like the Plague) • Expanding Geographical knowledge o This is also damaging the autho rity of the church o They were wrong about: • The world being flat • Others not existing in other civilizations o Magellan's Expedition (1519) o First to successfully circumnavigate the globe o Changed the perception of the world almost overnight --how? • Rocks the foundation of the trust in the church --to find out the church was wrong • Exposed Europeans to a whole new set of knowledge • Development of "Revolutionary ideas" • Greek manuscripts o Could this happen in 2016? What would cause such a change in all human thinking? • What could happen to unify us all? Think about how technology has separated us o What else is happening to the "Authority" of the time? • Medieval era dominated by Roman Catholic church… § Geography changing --causing disputes § Printing press § Martin Luther and the protestant reformation -- power/authority is being diffused • New World View-- Authority o Development of the Printing Press (Guttenburg 1398 -1468) o New translations of the bible (Martin Luther) o Index of "Forbidden Books" • If caught reading one of these books, you can be put to death o The Reformation o Breakaway or change the Roman Catholic Church • Luther • Calvin o ** • New World View-- Science & Knowledge o Mapmaking as a science o Magellan o Quantification o Driven by idea of pragmatism -- a practical need • Banking, navigation, & commerce o Rediscovery of Pythagoras & Euclid • Figure it out for yourself, investigate and push for science o Changing visions of the world o Cosmology o Human Anatomy-- Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) o Dissections weren't allowed at one time, but now they're having public dissections • Purpose: to learn about the body o First early (very detailed) drawings of the human anatomy o Ptolemy & The Geocentric Model o The earth is the Center of the Universe o Cosmology o Ptolemy • Earth sits in the center of the Universe o Dante • Dante's Inferno • Above us and below us • Renaissance view following on from Ptolemy o Not just questions about the universe but questions about • Human destiny • Theology • Philosophy • ** o Nicolaus Copernicus: argues for Heliocentric Theory • That we and other planets revolve around the sun • Sun-centered § Earth turns one daily; annual path around the sun o Galileo Galilei (1564 -1642): • Phases of Venus • In order to understand space, they would go to the same spot every night for months (no telescope) § Challenges they faced logistically • Heliocentric pattern proven with his telescope • Venus has similar lunar phases • Pope granted him permission to compare Geocentric/Heliocentric § Needed him to come back saying Copernicus was wrong (prove the church right) o Copernicus (Revolutions)-- Galileo (Dialogue) • Dialogue said that Copernicus was right § Placed on forbidden books list • Pope is angered by this: Galileo --Roman Inquisition § He was found "vehemently suspected of heresy" -- punishable by death • Forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest • But the book was already out there, despite him taking his word back • This is how he died-- so he suffered for his discoveries • Psychology in the Renaissance o Petrarch (1304-1375)-- influential in today's Humanism o Loyal Christian wanting to reconcile Christian and Classical thought o Humans should be understood in terms of their natural setting, not just in terms of theology o Set the stage for expansion of humanistic studies • Influential for how we counsel people today o Niccolo Machiavelli & Social Influence o Machiavelli scale • Avg score: 25 • High score= more likely to bargain in social situations (high match) § Can be very persuasive • Low score- less likely to bargain in social situations (low match) • This is a sort of persona lity scale indicating what sort of bargain/deal a person will make in social situations -- i.e., how much will someone bargain for another person § How are you impacting those around you? By argument/bargaining? • People have different set points on this scale -- i.e. their temperament o "An amoral, manipulative attitude towards other individuals" (Gutteram, 1970) o "What people do" o His Methods • Descriptive objective approach to science (political) • Rejection of the moralistic approach • Role of social influence in human life • Social psychology of power o Influence on psychology? • How do we gain authority among others? How do we keep it? • How do we persuade people to believe us? • Was counseling people with money to gain authority, security, and power • Social psychology of power -- influence


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