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PSYC85H3 Study Guide - Paradigm Shift, Dialectic, Deinstitutionalisation

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Originates I europe, asia and africa.. But ofcourse start of here in toronto
1) Experimental history , st george campus, here was the first experimental psych lab. Founded by an
american psychologist, JAMES something. Uof T hired him but canadian were up and arms aboutthis. He
opened the psych lab, in the same year there was a fire and the lab burned to ground, so any good
psychologist might, he lobbied for larger laboratory space and got it moved to a new building
Took advantage of the accident
2) lab school: Labrotary school, also located here, children would go to school and psychologists would
study them, taught and studied at the same time. Labrotary school is on spadina and bloor, its still there.
3) Psychiatric treatment: CAMH, opened over a 150 years ago and stil treats the mentally ill.
4) Lakeshore psychiatric, opened at the same time as camh, but closed.
but the institution closed down
internal factor: camh had more sucessful treatment otucomes. another factor is geographic difference
(urban, downtown) lake shore asylum is located in farm country.. really hard to realize the goals of it.
btu what historians do: active/research discipline.
how historians do their job: be critical when you read any historical version, read historical facts.
HISTORY: now hwat happens int he past, its what historians tell us happened inthe past.. if we want to
study history, how historians work, whats the method? historiography.
1) studying the historical discipline.
2) the historical institution
3) study how historians are studying their topic over time (studying actions of individual historians)
--> take a text and compare how the stories are told across time and you can see how different editions
are told differently, probably because there were errors, and over time the errors have been corrected.
focusing on individuals vs focusing on broader social conditions and over time, in a text book you may se
that an individual focuses on a certain small number of people, and look at broader context, social
climate and seee how it helped shape
what does it tell us:
the content and methods used have changed over time
change in the story, the content has changed: IE - your family may not know so much about something.
and now you can go onto websites, access info, and learn a lot more.
become larger in a mass, learn a lot more. by asking question and going in depth over generations.
method: technology (being able to send in your piece of hair to be genetically mapped)
EG BORING: he wrote the well known hsitory of psychology in 20's and 50's his approach focused on
individuals, he focused in on a small group of psychologists and he thought they did the landmark
research studies, but they were the precursor of change, small number of great men.
compare this to
ZEITGEIST: spirit of the age/time: according to that approach its not that theres few ppl who have the
right trianing and are geniuses, but rather hwat u have is a number of people exposed to the same social
conditions, atheyre all equally likely to have the idea and it may be that there are cvertain conditions
that prevent their ideas, thought htey have it, from leading to change. man and woman studying the
same psychological topic and man would get recognized, (beca use social context is at play) how thigns
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