History of Psychology in Letters: Ch. 2
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What was the main idea of British empiricism?
It rejected the idea of innate knowledge and argued instead that all ideas were derived from experience.
How did Locke use the concept of the tabula rasa?
- Although all ideas were derived from experience, they were not necessarily derived from direct sensory experience.
- Some were reflections of internal operations of the mind.
What did Locke believe about what makes people good or evil?
It's determined by education.
Why did Locke recommend having children wear leaky shoes?
They are better able to endure the cold.
What was Locke’s view of differences in how boys and girls should be raised?
- When girls play outside, they need to play in the shade to protect their skin.
- They should also go to be earlier
- The shouldn't cover their neck and head outside
- They should have a "dancing master"
- She shouldn't have "too much" schooling
What were Locke’s four recommendations for encouraging curiosity?
- Don't discredit or laugh at the child for asking questions
- Show that you're proud of them for learning things
- No vague or deceitful answers
- Be honest
- Answer as much as they ask for
In Locke’s view, what was more important than producing a learned person?
A moral person
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