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Date Created: 08/27/15
Psychology 105 section 9 082515 An introduction to Psychology What is psychology 0 Scienti c study of behavior amp mental process 0 Four basic goals Describe Predict Explain Control amp In uence Philosophical origins Renee Descartes Interactive Dualism mind and body are separate entities that interact to produce sensations emotions and other conscious experiences Nature vs Nurture lnborn characteristics vs environmental characteristics Wilhelm Wundt Founder of psychology 0 Connections between philosophy and psychology 0 Psychology as a district scienti c discipline 0 De ned psychology as the science of conscious expenence Four schools of Thought Structuralism Edward Titcher rst major school of thought on psychology most complex conscious experiences could be broken down into element structures of sensation and feelings lntrospection method of identifying structures of conscious thought Functionalism Wiiam James Emphasizes on how behavior functions to allow people and animals to adapt to their environments Research includes direct observation of living creatures in natural settings applied to science today lntrospection vs Observation Unreliable Considers subjective natural reports occurring 0 Doesn39t behaviors work on and animals environment children 0 Evaluates 0 Limited behavior funcUons attempt to o Applies to understand by complex conscious topics experience and be reporting it attempt to understand conscious observation of behavior Psychoanalysis Sigmud Freud Emphasized role of conscious con icts in determining behavior and personality aggressive and sexual ldeas based on work with patients and insight derived from selfanalysis beieved childhood experiences were critical in the formation of adult personality and behavior Behaviorism Rejected emphasis on consciousness and Freud s notions of unconscious con ict ideas were unscienti c untestabe Focuses on scienti c investigation on overt behavior that could be objectively measured Humanistic Psychology Carl Rogers Emphasized the conscious experience Unique potential for psychology growth and self direction Behavior shaped by external causes Self determination free will and choice Abraham Maslow Theory of motivation Hierarchy of needs


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