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2 Why Psych 105? Do You Mind? Studying Human Nature Misc. Why Psych 105?Do you mind?Studying Human Nature Misc

3 Why Psych 105? 100 Are concerns about misconceptions of psychology new? No – they have been a concern since the first meeting of the APA (American Psychological Association)

4 Why Psych 105? 200 List 2 reasons why people fear what psychology could reveal. - Psychology uncovers things people don’t want to know - Psychology can promote unwanted changes - Psychology demystifies mysteries (love, ESP, etc.) - Psychology makes recommendations that sometimes conflict with other beliefs

5 Why Psych 105? 300 In the media, I am a psychologist portrayed as being caring and competent, with endless time for my patients. I have the ability to cure anything by uncovering a single traumatic event. Who am I? Dr. Wonderful

6 Why Psych 105? 400 In the media, I am a psychologist who is portrayed as being crazier than his patients. Who am I? Dr. Dippy

7 Why Psych 105? 500 Do psychologists make serious efforts to educate the public about scientific psychology? Why or why No. Academia does not reward scientific psychologists for doing this. Instead, they spend time on research, teaching, and service to the College/University.

8 Do you mind 100 What two important questions does the mind-body debate ask? What is the mind? How do the mind and brain (body) interact?

9 Do you mind 200 During the stone age, people used this procedure release evil spirits residing in someone’s head. Trephination - Drilling holes in the head

10 Do you mind 300 Saint Thomas Aquinas was interested in the reconciliation between what two things? Faith and reason

11 Do you mind 400 Plato believed in a 3 part dualistic soul. What are those parts? The Mind => the immortal, rational part The courageous, emotional part The Appetite part => body desires/drives

12 Do you mind 500 I asked, “What is real?” and andswered that questions with “Cogito ergo sum.” I believed the mind and the brain are separate but can influence each other. Who am I? Rene Descartes

13 Studying Human Nature 100 In response to the “biological Instinct” view of human nature, I suggested that the mind is a blank slate at birth. I believed that environmental influences shaped personality, and that identity is learned. Who am I? John Locke

14 Studying Human Nature 200 I opened the first psychology lab. I also wrote the first psychology textbook and journal in psychology. Who am I? Wilhelm Wundt

15 Studying Human Nature 300 I founded structuralism. Who am I? Edward Titchener

16 Studying Human Nature 400 I am the founder of psychophysics. I documented the relationship between brain stimulation and subjective experience of the mind. Who am I? Gustav Fechner

17 Studying Human Nature 500 Which school of thought believed that: one’s future not predetermined by one’s past, that behavior product of immediate environment, and that subjective opinions about the mind are not accurate? Behaviorism

18 Misc. 100 My name is Hobbes. Which model of human nature am I associated with? Name two characteristics of this model. Biological Instinct -Biological machinery drives lead to selfishness, violence -Must yield to authority and society

19 Misc. 200 Name the four models of human nature discussed in class and the person associated with each one. Hobbes – Biological Instinct Locke – Blank Slate Rousseau – Nobel Savage Descarte – Ghost in the Machine

20 Misc. 300 There is a debate over who should be the be considered the “Father of Psychology?” Who are the candidates for the title? Gustav Fechner Wilhelm Wundt

21 Misc. 400 I am the Father of Modern Science. Who am I? Aristotle

22 Misc. 500 What are the contributions of early philosophy to modern psychology? -Began to ask questions about the contents of the mind -Began to ask questions about the functions of the mind -Emphasized the need for critical thinking and empiricism to determine truth -Noted role of biology in madness -Planted seeds of scientific method -Cartesian Dualism allowed scientists and the Church to coexist -Raised questions about the non-human mind/body


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