Cognitive Psychology

Document Sample
Cognitive Psychology Powered By Docstoc
					Cognitive Psychology- the study of how individuals acquire, process, and use information. Evolutionary Psychology- way of which behavior and mental processes are adaptive for survival. Wilhelm Wundt- STRUCURALISM. Founded the first formal psychology lab, 1897. goals = 1. analyze conscious processes into there basic units such as sensations, images, feeling 2. disover how the elements became connected 3.specify the laws of connection. “FATHER OF PSYCHOLOGY” Edward Titchener- STRUCTURALISM = what? and were? Wundt Falls under Wihelm

William James- FUNCTIONALISM = how? And why?. Led first distinct school of psychology. Studied the mind as it functions in adapting to the environment Sigmund Freud- PSYCHODYNAMIC. Studied etiology, development, and treatment of abnormal behavior. John Watson and B.F Skinner – BEHAVIORISM. Studied behavioral observations. Max Werthheimer, Kurt Koffka, Wolfgang Kohler - GESTALT. Defined psychology as the study of immediate experience of the whole organism. Gestalt psychology was founded as a revolt against Wundt. Gender Culture Gender stereotypes Gender roles Race Ethnicity Ethnic identity Sexual orientation Femenist theory Human diversity Jean-Paul Sartre


				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:60
posted:11/25/2009
language:English
pages:1