Psychology 2035A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Empiricism, Mental Scale, Clinical Psychology
Psych 2035 psychology applied to modern life. Quality of our lives and sense of personal fulfillment have declined rather than increased. 3 examples of the paradox of progress: modern technology has provided us with countless time-saving devices: phones, computers, automobiles. Counterpoint - most of us complain about not having enough time: bring work to home, sleep deprivation: range of life choices available to people in modern societies has increased exponentially in recent decades: variety of cookies, college options. Counterpoint modern technology has also had a devastating negative impact on our environment: global warming. The technological advances of the past century have not led to perceptible improvement in our collective health and happiness. Rather the quality of our lives and our sense of personal fulfillment have declined. People spend a lot of money for self-realization programs, religious cults, media therapists demonstrates how desperate some people are for a sense of direction and purpose in their lives.