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 History Slides: Introduction.

History Slides 2: Introduction.

Aristotle's: De anima.

Tichner on: Wundt

De Anima

Titchner on Wundt

The Birth of Psychology
Psychology was not always the science we see it as today. Rather it came from a melding of Natural science and philosophy. Although psychology has a short life, it has a long, long history going right back to the greeks. To better understand the IB psychology class, one needs to know the origins and struggles of great questions:
Why are we here?
What is the soul
Where is the soul
What am I?
How does thinking occur?
What is normal/abnormal?

Key Theorists
 John Locke
 Whilhelm Wundhttp://www.iep.utm.edu/p/plato.htmhttp://www.iep.utm.edu/a/aristotl.htmhttp://www.iep.utm.edu/d/descarte.htmhttp://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/economics/locke/http://www.psy.pdx.edu/PsiCafe/KeyTheorists/Wundt.htmshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3shapeimage_5_link_4
Key concepts
Nature Vs Nurture
Historical overview
Mind Body Dualism
From the IB
The term Psychodynamics refers to a wide group of theories that emphasize the overriding influence of instinctive drives and forces, and the importance of developmental experiences in shaping personality. Early in their development, these theories focused solely on the influence of unconscious drives and forces, but they received much criticism and subsequent revision. Most recent Psychodynamics theory places greater emphasis on conscious experience and its interaction with the unconscious, in addition to the role that social factors play in development.
Psychodynamics theories are in basic agreement that the study of human behaviour should include factors such as internal processes, personality, motivation and drives, and the importance of childhood experiences. Classic theories about the role of the unconscious sexual and aggressive drives have been re-evaluated to focus on conscious experience, resulting in, for example, the birth of ego psychology.
In this unit, students will study the historical development of this perspective and become aware of the revisions of classical Psychodynamics theory.
Objectives of the Unit:
  1. Describe and evaluate relevant theories and empirical studies related to Psychodynamics psychology
  2. Explain how cultural, ethical, gender, and methodological considerations affect the interpretation of behaviour in Psychodynamics psychology.
  3. Describe and evaluate specific methodologies used in Psychodynamics psychology.
  4. Describe and evaluate application of research findings and theories in Psychodynamics psychology.
  5. Compare and evaluate theories of the influence of childhood experience on human behaviour.
  6. Assess the role of both the unconscious and the conscious mind on human behaviour.
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