History of Psychology Antecedent Influences Towards American Functionalism Functionalism- How the mind is used by an organism for survival. What do mental processes accomplish? Utilitarianism- Something is "good" that is useful. Wundt & Titchner's "experimental" psychology was viewed as too restrictive. 6 Signs You’re Not In Touch With Your Personal Wisdom (And How To Fix It) “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha While this advice from “the enlightened one” may be easier said than done, it’s safe to say that we have all embarked on our own journeys toward personal wisdom in one way or another. It’s more a matter of how far we’ve come, where we hope to be, and the obstacles currently remaining in the way. Unfortunately, inner wisdom isn’t something that we can learn from a textbook, lecture or lesson. We simply (or not so simply) have to live it. In his 1922 pioneering piece on senescence, G.
10 Famous Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today Here are the stories behind the nicknames of the NFL’s 32 teams—and what they were almost called. All photos via Getty Images. Getty Images The franchise began play in Chicago in 1898 before moving to St. Louis in 1960 and Arizona in 1988. ISAR - Rewriting Mental Testing History Rewriting Mental Testing History: The View from the American Psychologist Note: This article, first published in 1986, is a critique of Mark Snyderman and Richard J. Herrnstein, "Intelligence Tests and the Immigration Act of 1924," American Psychologist 38 (September 1983): 986-995, in which the authors argue: "The testing community did not generally view its findings as favoring restrictive immigration policies like those of the 1924 Act, and Congress took virtually no notice of intelligence testing, as far as one can ascertain from the records and publications of the time." (p. 986). Steven A. Gelb, Garland E.
40 Outrageous Facts Most People Don’t Know Once you go down the rabbit hole, you will discover things that most people don’t know. Here are 40 outrageous facts that most people are clueless about. 1. 10 Most Brilliant Social Experiments Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil?Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo
A Review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior Preface Rereading this review after eight years, I find little of substance that I would change if I were to write it today. I am not aware of any theoretical or experimental work that challenges its conclusions; nor, so far as I know, has there been any attempt to meet the criticisms that are raised in the review or to show that they are erroneous or ill-founded. I had intended this review not specifically as a criticism of Skinner's speculations regarding language, but rather as a more general critique of behaviorist (I would now prefer to say "empiricist") speculation as to the nature of higher mental processes. My reason for discussing Skinner's book in such detail was that it was the most careful and thoroughgoing presentation of such speculations, an evaluation that I feel is still accurate. References in the Preface
Great quotes Here’s a new collection of great quotes by some of the most inspirational men and women that ever walked this earth. If you do like them and find them inspirational or helpful in some way, check out the links below for similar posts. We have created over 20+ of these galleries, so there is lots more to be seen. Pavlov’s Dogs by Saul McLeod published 2007, updated 2013 Like many great scientific advances, Pavlovian conditioning (aka classical conditioning) was discovered accidentally. During the 1890s Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov was looking at salivation in dogs in response to being fed, when he noticed that his dogs would begin to salivate whenever he entered the room, even when he was not bringing them food. At first this was something of a nuisance (not to mention messy!). Pavlovian Conditioning
Psychology & The Human Mind What Science Tells Us about Beating Addiction Aspen Ideas Festival PBS Addiction has been scientifically established as a disease, not an absence of willpower. These 8 Psychological Facts Will Help You Understand A Lot More About Life. #5 Is A Game Changer. Psychology is a powerful thing. It’s responsible for so much of what we do in life whether we’re conscious of it or not. Luckily, we’re here to help enlighten you about your own brain. Here are eight powerful psychological facts that will help you understand a lot more about life. 1). Colors.