Charles Darwin's Contribution To The Field Of Psychology

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Charles Darwin is one of the founding fathers of psychology. Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England on February 12, 1809, and died on April 19 1882 (“Wikipedia”). Darwin was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin who was an intellectual figure in the history of science. His father was a well respected, successful physician. Charles Darwin comes from a line of intellectual men and was expected to do great things. Darwin attended Shrewsbury school, then continued his studies at Edinburgh University where he studied medicine and then later studied theology at Cambridge University. Charles Darwin did not excel in school, the way his family expected him to, however at Cambridge University he became an advocate for natural history (“Encyclopedia of Psychology”). Darwin has made much significant contribution in the field of Psychology. In this paper I will provide information about Darwin’s life and his contributions to the field of psychology.

Darwin came from a family of men who made significant contributions to the world. His father was a prominent physician, his grandfather a respected scientist and his cousin Galton who is also a recognizable name in science. There was great expectation for
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He knew his belief would contradict the religious beliefs, which was popular belief at the time. Darwin continued to research the topic of evolution for 18 years before his published his book on Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Every copy of this book was sold out on the first day of its release. Initially scientist did not support these concepts and theories, however in time Darwin was recognized for his hard work and his courage to go against popular beliefs. Even today Darwin’s theories are not widely accepted. Religion continues to argue against Darwin’s theories so throughout the history of time Darwin’s theories and Religious theories have been on opposite sides of a

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