June 15, 2020
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Psych Mod 1
⟶ Updated 9 Sep 2017 ⟶
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Socrates Ancient Greek Philosopher who believed the mind and body were seperable and the mind would live after the body.
Plato Socrates' student who would become Aristotle's teacher
Aristotle, Platos student, believed that observations were the way to study human behavoir.
René Descartes A French scientist agreed with Sorates and dissected animals to understand more about the mind. He believed brain fluid was the soul.
Francis Bacon An English scientist who believed that the human mind wanted to recognize patterns and that is why we remember certain events.
John Locke, a British political philosopher, wrote about how the mind is a blank slate at birth and we learn everything from experiences.
Wilhelm Wundt, A German Scientist who started the first psychology laboratory in Leipzig, Germany.
Edward Bradford Titchener, Wundt's student introduced structuralism at Cornell University. He believed that by making patients look inward, he could understand the structure of the mind.
William James introduces functionalism, the idea that mental and behavioral processes function and how they enable the organism to adapt, survive, and flourish.
Mary Calkins, After being admitted to James' graduate seminar and met all the requirements for a Harvard Ph. D that she was not rewarded because she was a woman. She went on to become a distinguished memory researcher and the APA’s first female president in 1905.
Margret Washington, the first woman to receive the Harvard Ph. D. Because she was a \woman she could not become an experimental psychologist but was the second APA president in 1921.
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