By: Elise Brown
Perception is the idea that only the whole can be taken into account. Abstract ideas serve no purpose because they distort the purpose of the main idea. Humans tend to look for patterns when doing activities.
During the time period people did not take into account that there was an abnormally with the brain. They immediately attributed odd behavior to works of the devil.
2. Why was religion the answer for solving mental problems?
People could not think outside of the box during this time. It was the Dark Ages in which education and logical reasoning was not taken into account.
3. How did the emergence of psychology enact people to think? How did it change education?
It caused people to think with objective. Wilhelm Wundt urged his students to think outside the box.
4. How to people function in the world?
Physical traits and genetic traits are passed on as well as adaptations.
With the expansion of psychologist there became a focus on the mental health of the public, Public asylums were opened to help those with mental illnesses.
Later on in history it was learned that the age of an individual plays into the role of their mental state. The idea that a person's feelings and behaviors were set to that individual is known as phenomenology. Behaviorism is the thought that feelings are not important but rather how an individual behaves is. B.F. Skinner suggested that punishment be used to change behavior. Therefore, parents began to use this method and it was proven.
Talk therapy allows a person to let to go of pent up memories.
2. What do dreams represents?
Dreams represents your minds unconscious thoughts and ideas. They are a reflection of repressed ideas.
3. Why does punishment allow for the changing of behavior?
It allows a person to identify what will happen in exchange for the bad behavior causing a change in behavior.
4. Can behaviorism be supported?
Behaviorism can be supported by the fact that changes in behavior after therapy have been shown.
5. Were B.F. Skinner and Tichner's conflict justifiable?
B.F. Skinner looked down upon Tichner's ideas due to the fact that he believed they were not scientific and could not be proven.
Edward Titchener and Wundt's theories went against each other. Wundt felt that the stimulus does not affect what is recieved. Wundt however, stuck by his theory and was the first man to teach psychology in the US. He taught at Cornell university.
You can perceive anything, while it is not actually happening. Stimuli on the other hand is more likely to be true.
2. Should psychology be a science?
Psychology should be a social science b/c there is evidence that it occurs, for examples where memories are stored.
3. Why are descriptions better?
By describing the characteristics of your stimuli it is more likely to be a true happening.
4. What are immediate experiences?
Immediate experiences are experiences that you perceive or are in your memory.
5. How does introspection help?
Sensation perception is a piece that links associated images in the brain to stimuli.