Flashcards in Intro Deck (6)
Who said “Psychology has a long past, yet its real history is short"?
Hermann Ebbinghaus (1908)
What is the short history of psychology? Who is involved?
With Wundt's first lab 1879?
Ebbinghaus: short history is 30 years
Today: short history is 130+ years
How does the "presentist" view of history see the progression of psychology?
Starting late 1800's -> Structuralism -> functionalism -> Psychoanalysis -> behaviourism
Cognitivism and applied psych
Whats is "practical syllogism" / "belief desire" model?
Psychological form of explanation: Why do A (Action)? Because Person had Desire for Y and a Belief that A would lead to goal Y.
Explanation by reasons
What is the long history?
The explanatory methods of psych aren't new. Folk psych uses Belief desire model Desire + Belief=Action/behaviour.
Follows ancient way of thinking e.g.. anecdote from the Illiad uses this model