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Week 1: History of Psychology

by: Kayla Wagler

Week 1: History of Psychology 2000

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These are notes from the lecture on "A Brief History of Psychology." As the powerpoint is posted on blackboard, I tried to include as much information as possible from outside the powerpoint. Enjoy!
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Date Created: 09/07/15
A Brief History of Psychology Instructor Jamie Tock 3 main eras of psychology Mental Life introspection Behaviorism studying responses to stimuli Cognitive Revolution studying memory how we retrieve things Thinking about History A Presentism vs Historicism o Presentism interpreting through current knowledge 0 Historicism Looking at history through a contextual lens B The Eras psychology as a relatively new science 1 Mental Life introspection 18791920 Introspection studying one s own mental processes I Wilhelm Wundt quotfatherquot of experimental psychology 0 Very strong basis in medicine combined philosophy and biology 0 Created the first lab studied reaction time I Edward Titchner 0 Wanted to focus on quotanatomy the structural elements of the mind breaking the experience into different parts 0 Began introspection I William James 0 Opposed to lab work 0 Originally more of a philosopher o More concerned with how our behaviors interact with the world 0 James Lang Theory of Emotion we react then label the emotion 0 Ex quotWe re sad because we cry I Sigmund Freud psychoanalysis o quotthe talking cure o Focused on sexual drive and unconsciousness I Two main schools of thought Structuralism vs Functionalism o Structuralism breaking mental processes into specific components Wundt Titchner o Functionalism focused on the purpose of consciousness Darwinian James 2 Behaviorist Dominance 19201960 I John B Watson 0 Focused on observation and behavior 0 Studied stimuli and reactions I The quotBlack Box aka the mind 0 Pre and post behaviorist care what happens in the box between stimuli and responses 0 Behaviorist not concerned with the box rather the end behavior itself EXAM I BF Skinner 0 Observation of behaviors focus on thought 0 Operant Conditioning 0 Treated the cognitive revolution as a quotfadquot 3 The Cognitive Revolution 1960now I Shift away from Behaviorism 0 New questions that couldn t be answered 0 Noam Chomsky language and use of the mind 0 Development of the comparison between computers and the brain 0 How we encode process store and retrieve information I Jean Piaget Studied children and their mental development 0 No one field of psychology at this time C Different Fields of Psychology see powerpoint 1 Cognitive Psych see above 2 Neuroscience I Studying the chemical processes of the brain more lab work I Ex drugs reactions to substance 3 Social Psych I Study of behavior among cultures I Basically the intersection of sociology and psychology 4 Evolutionary Psych I We can t actually test with experiments I Study of natural selection and survival of genes 0 Ex genes for anxiety why and how they ve survived o Adaptation and how the modern world has affected us


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