Origins of Psychology

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  • Origins of Psychology
    • Wundt and introspection
      • Recorded own conscious thoughts and broke them down (structuralism)
      • Describe nature of human consciousness
      • First psychology lab in Germany 1879
      • Standardised instructions used so it could be replicated
      • Used controlled conditions and the same stimuli
    • Watson and early behaviourists
      • Only study behaviour that can be observed
      • Critical of introspection due to it being subjective
      • Brought methods of natural sciences to psychology (lab experiments)

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