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Psych 308 Notes 1

by: Karla Peña

Psych 308 Notes 1 PSY 308

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High lighted parts are things he said we had to focus on for the first assignment.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Karla Peña on Monday March 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 308 at California State University Los Angeles taught by Dr.Kohatsu in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see History and systems in Psychology (PSYC) at California State University Los Angeles.


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Date Created: 03/28/16
Notes psych 3180 (8/25/16)  Why is it important to study the history of psychology? ­to better understand what mistakes where in the past so to ensure that this mistakes don't happen again in the future. ­to make connections* (Diverse fields within psych itself) oldest association in psychology ­connection in the evolution of ideas in psychology over time ­to enlarge our perspective on the world. (Exposed to bee ideas, New perspectives) ­to understand the meanings of the terms used in psychology ex.a construct, what is a construct (self, consciousness, love) ­a hypothesized representation of something that we believe exists in the human organism.   what's the problem with history itself? ­subject to our own biases ­we remember only what we want to remember ­all of us live in a particular social cultural environment, that is dominated by a prevailing world view.(zeitgiest= world view) *Freud­emphasized sexuality. *American culture­materialistic ­historical facts cannot be tested "Psychology has a long past, but a short history"       *psychology­not an American or eastern  Major recurring issues of psychology   ­mind body problem­do ppl only have mind or body, how do they interact?    nism vs. Dualism ­Monism­only one reality, the mind ­mentalism­only the mind exist Dualism­both mind and body exist Three schools of thought:Interactions, parallelism and double aspect *interactionism­mind can influence the body and vice versa *parallelism­mind and body are separate entities that do not interact but apart to interact because they set in motion at the same time *double aspect­two aspects of the same thing just like a coin. ­reductionism vs non reductionism ­biological, physical  ­psychological in microscopic level ­non reductionism­looking at a person in context, political(overt behaviors)  ­ature vs.Nurture ­instinctive or something wet learn when interacting with the environment  Theorist vs. Practitioner ­conducting sciences in psych purely to the advancement of knowledge. ­Practitioner­emphasized the application of psychology knowledge to help alleviate suffering in ppl's lives. ­Nature of human nature Are human inherently good, evil or a mixture of the two. *what is the self? What makes up the self? Where does it begin or end? ­ Mechanism vs. Capitalism. ­human like a machine ­the energy that drives the human organism to survive Universalism vs.relativism ­all human beings operate to the same principles and processes of psychology. ­each cultural group experience things differently(relativism) Nomothetic vs. Idiographic ­studying large groups­General tendencies ­individuals­differences between ppl


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