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PY 370 Chapter 4 Notes

by: Gretchen Pierce

PY 370 Chapter 4 Notes PY 370

Gretchen Pierce
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History and Systems
Sheila Black

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History and Systems
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Date Created: 01/30/15
Chapter 4 Wilhem Wundt and the Founding of Psychology 1 Wundt s Education a Ch dhood b Education i Gymnasium ii School didn t go wellfailed iii Graduated high school iv Graduated medical school with an A average V Top score on medical board exam c Early Career i Lecturer ii Helmholtz s assistant iii Leipzig 1 Taught physiological psychology 2 New science to be objective and experimental 3 Brass instrument psychology electrical stimulators timers sensory mapping devices d Getting Started i Difficult to start new discipline of psychology 1 Applied to principles of physiology 2 Immediate experience domain of psychology subjective experience someone has when interacting with the environment vs mediate experience domain of physiology a phenomena is measured objectively through a measurement ii Used introspection but was not elemental iii Voluntarism Wundt s form of psychology e Agreed with Iohn Stuart Mill i One can combine associations and develop and entirely new idea creative synthesis wouldn t be able to dissociate the elements that involve to create a new concept 1 Ex play musical instrument combine 2 notes to create a tone but if someone listens to the created tone they wont be able to determine which keys created it ii Psychology should include social relationships human development etc f Data Collection i Experimental observer 10000 hours of introspection practice before being a participant in experiment ii Wundt conducted research on a range of topic iii Introspection wasn t always used g Philosophical Studies i Reaction time ii Attention iii Feelings iv Associations 2 Titchener amp Munsterberg a Wundt s students b Titchener dominated psychology for 2 decades i Very narrow conception of psychology should not include culture interpersonal relations ii Wanted it to focus on sensations c Titchener know for structuralism using infrastructure to figure out the mind i Thought Wundt was too easy on students undergo 20000 hours of practice before one can participate d Titchener s rise to prominence i Brilliant student ii Loyal to Wundt fashioned career after Wundt iii Obsessed with determining the elements that make up the structure of the mind iv Very narrow View of psychology e Titchener s increasing restrictiveness i 20000 hours needed to be a participant ii Focused on sensation iii Immediate experiences consist of sensations images and feelings elements of consciousness iV Put down psychology b c he was upset hobby was coins f Intolerance i Dismissed students that didn t agree with his Views on psychology ii Very much against the new applied fields


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