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William James Functionalist; one of the first psychologists in America. Wanted to take into account the influence of environment on the mind
William Wundt Structuralist; considered father of psych; analyzed relation between emotion & sensations/experiences
Humanistic Psych Looking at the good in people; Maslow included in movement; thrived during the 60s & hippie movement
Social Psych Appeared during 30's as people questioned how social surroundings could lead people to commit crimes of WW2
Empiricism Knowledge is gained from experience; based on the beliefs of Aristotle
Rene Descartes Ghost in the Machine; the body can be governed but the mind is far more complicated & can't be controlled (heavily divided mental illness vs physical illness)
Rousseau noble savages; we're basically good but society is corrupt
B.F. Skinner Behaviorist; looked at active behaviors. Created Skinner Box, mice would pull lever to receive food; reinforcement
John B Watson Behaviorist; study nothing more than observable behaviors. Influenced by Pavlov's dogs
validity how well an observable event indicates if your hypothesis is correct
demand characteristics people acting how they assume we want them to act
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