In this lesson, our instructor Charles Schallhorn gives a history to the discipline of psychology, introduces important philosophers, such as Plato, Socrates and Aristotle, who have contributed to the way science is conducted now. Schallhorn defines and differentiates some pseudosciences, and finishes with review questions.
Psychology has evolved markedly since its inception as a discipline in 1879.
There have been significant changes in the theories that psychologists use to explain behavior and mental processes.
The methodology of psychological research has expanded to include a diversity of approaches to data gathering.
Psychology is said to have a long past but a short history
Over time—lots of thinkers and philosophers have inquired about the nature of humanity, from the Greeks, the various religious traditions, the Enlightenment thinkers, early scientists, and more.
Some have viewed the mind and body as separate entities and others have viewed them as connected and not separable
Empiricism and the scientific revolution let to more systematic investigations of human nature, moving psychology from biology and philosophy to the field of scientific psychology
History and Approaches
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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