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Chapter 11

Chapter 11

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS390
Professor
Richard Walsh- Bowers
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 12 Histories of the Critique of Psychology Kant oPsychology cannot be a natural science for 3 reasonsBecause psychology was not comprised of a priori principles discoverable by reason it could not be mathematical which was his key criterion for a genuine natural science For Kant quantification was essentialBecause mental content did not stand still it did not permit experimental analysis which requires holding constant the object of observational interest in current language the independent variableThe very act of introspective observation affects the observed object thereby introducing in current terms observer biasNatural Science Critiques of Psychology oAugust Comte Disregarded introspection oFriedrich Lange Thought sensation and perception could be studied through controlled experimentation Language was problematic oRudolf Willy Wundts theory was too speculative 2 crises in psychology ometaphysical
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