Psychology Ch 1
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Origins of psychology
- 4th & 5th Century
- Began as philosophy
- Father of mdicine
- interested in psychology
- (Nature View)
- Human beings enter the world with an inborn store of knowledge and understanding of reality
- "IT IS HOW WE ARE BORN"
- (Nurture View)
- the human mind is a "Tubula Rosa"
- (Blank state of mind in which experience "Writes" knowledge and understanding as a person matures)
19th Century Father of psychology
Student of Wundt, thought psychology should be studied like chemistry.
the study of the function of the living organisms and its parts.
Different parts of the brain control different qualities or faculties.
- Makes predictions about future events
- Appeals to mystery/myth
- Handpicks facts
- Vague claims
- Research by exposition
The scientific study of human behavior and ,ental processes.
Observing and recording the nature of ones own perceptions, thoughts, and feelings.
The analysis of mental structures (or the study of the elements of consciousness)
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