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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 205
Professor
Palfai
Semester
Spring

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• Definition: psyche, logos • Scientific study of behavior of living organisms • Plato: idealism • Aristotle: empiricism • Psychophysics • Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) • 1879 Leipzig Germany • goal of psychology • technique (introspection) Structuralism • Edward B. Titchener (1867-1927) • Mental chemistry • Content of the mind Functionalism • William James (1842-1927) – Goal of Psychology – The function of the mind Associantionists Edward L. Thorndike (1874-1949) • Puzzle box • Law of effect
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