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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC85H3
Professor
Michelle Hilscher
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 5: William James Introduction William James (1842-1910) o Published The Principles of Psychology Wanted to remove unwarranted assumptions and simplify The principles of Psychology Habit People are used to habits o Come from adapting Habits depend on plasticity o Plasticity: ability to alter behaviour as situation changes Habits make us more efficient Had advice too, encouraged forming good habits to automate things The Methods and Snares of Psychology Introspection: looking into mind and reporting whats found o Said was flawed but useful Precursor to phenomenology letting experience set categories Psychologists fallacy: mixing own theory with facts Did not practice experimental method Comparative method: get data on different species and cultures, compare to learn about others Used metaphors to be vague but give sense of complexity The Stream of Thought Stream of Thoughtconsciousness: metaphor for consciousness www.notesolution.com
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