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Lecture 2

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

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Lecture #2 September 15, 2009 History of Psychology Has evolved from physiology and philosophy (2 different streams) Ancient Egypt: first known medical document (Edwin smith papyrus) Head injuries of soldiers Showed basic understanding of some lateralization, speech centers, etc. but held that the heart was the centre of consciousness Science has always been contextualized in a larger set of societalhistoricalpolitical e.g. processes. Theologicalreligious barriers impeded the progress of physiological science. The rise of Mechanism Descartes: -An extremely intense, unbalanced, driven personality. -Proposed the first systematic account of the body as a machine; physiological processes described in terms of mechanistic interactions, controlled by hydraulics (fluids) and mechanics (levers) Thus, human and animal
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