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essence (breath) of life, Aristotle
psyche
science of behavior & mental processes
Psychology
3 Parts of Psychology
1) Science
2) Behavior
3) Mental Processes
4 Goals of Psychology
1) Describe
2) Predict
3) Understand
4) Influence
First Psychology Lab - 1879
Wilhelm Wundt
founders of structuralism
Wundt & Tichner
study of the structure of the mind through controlled introspection
structuralism
looking inward at one's own conscious experience - elemental contents of one's own mind
introspection
studied sensations of heat & cold
J. Henry Alston
the whole
gestalt
studied gestalt psychology
Max Wertheimer
perception of apparent movemement between 2 statinary stimuli - the whole is different from the sum of its parts
phi phenomenon
Harvard University Lab - 1875
Father of American Psychology - studied functionalism
William James
emphasis on the useful functions of the conscious mind
functionalism
functions of the mind are key to survival
thinking, learning, feeling, remembering