The history of psychology

  1. There are many different reasons why the history of psychology is important. Discuss two different reasons and how these two reasons increase your effectiveness as a psychologist.
  2. Explain the philosophy history of Descartes, Locke and Hume, and how these three philosophers paved the path for the birth of psychology.
  3. Discuss the importance of knowing and understanding how the brain functions. Include the history of phrenology, Reflex action, Helmholtz and perception. How do you see knowing this history to help you in your future profession?
  4. Compare the roles of Wundt, Herbart, Fechner, Ebbinghause and Kulpe in the birth of Psychology. Which one of these psychologists do you see as the most influential and why?

Goodwin, C. J. (2015). A history of modern psychology. (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ John Wiley and sons. 978-1-118-83375-9

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