PSYC 1010 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Wilhelm Wundt, Telegraph Key, Edward B. Titchener

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Our brain, is by far the most complex physical object known to us . Our consciousness (our mind somehow arising from matter) remains a mystery. Our thinking, emotions, actions (interplay with others" thinking, emotions, actions). Outer space staggers us with its enormity. Psychology is a science that seeks to answer such questions about us all (how and why we think, feel, and act as we do) And how are we to understand and manage those around us: psychological science is born. To be human is to be curious about ourselves and the world around us. Aristotle theorized: learning, memory, motivation, emotion, perception, personality. Philosophers" thinking about thinking continued until the birth of psychology as we know it, on a december day in 1879, at germany"s university of leipzig. Two young men were helping wilhelm wundt, create an experimental apparatus. Their machine measured the time lag between people"s hearing a ball hit a platform and their pressing a telegraph key.

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