INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY PSY 100
Popular in Course
Popular in Psychlogy
verified elite notetaker
This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hermina Little on Friday October 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 100 at University of Kentucky taught by Arthur Beaman in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see /class/228241/psy-100-university-of-kentucky in Psychlogy at University of Kentucky.
Reviews for INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 10/23/15
PSY 100 Lecture 2 1252010 41700 AM Psychological Science is born Wundt studied the mind using introspection in Germany in 1879 o First psychology laboratory William James 18421910 American philosopher wrote an important textbook in 1890 considered one of the first American psychologists Sigmund Freud 18561939 Australian physician First all encompassing theory of personality 1900 Interpretation of Dreams Psychology From 19001950 o Moved from a more philosophical and speculative approach with much symbolic interpretation of behavior to a hardnosed behavioral approach o Behaviors became more of a focus Behaviorists o Watson 1920 father of behaviorism studied phobias o Skinner 195060 operant conditioning o Both emphasized the study of overt behavior o They didn t see the benefit in considering cognitions when studying humans 0 Cognitions behavior that a person does that can be observed and recorded Mental Processes cognitions are internal so we need to examine both verbal and nonverbal behavior including selfreports to infer what internal experiences a person is experiencing Psychology From 19501970 c Psychology focused on strict measurement and objective data o Early subjective approaches begin to be heavily criticized Psychology From 19701990 o Moved into a softer more encompassing view to emphasize again the cognitions not necessarily unconscious experiences o Humanists began to publish and influence the thinking of psychologists Carl Roger and Abraham Maslow emphasized our growth potential and our need for love and acceptance Psychology 19902010 c Behaviorism balanced with cognition o Rise of neuropsychology o Increase in sophistication in balancing situational internal cognitions genetic and neurological influences o Acceptance of a variety of viewpoints Define psychology scientific study of the behavior what we do and mental processes inner thoughts and feelings Research 2 Types Basic research to understand in generaltheory Applied research to solve a problem o Both equally important o Don t want to limit focus on what we see only o Don t know what future will bring o Avoid value judgements 1252010 417 00 AM 1252010 417 00 AM
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'