Psychology: Introduction to Approaches in Psychology


Approaches in Psychology- Intrduction

Origins of Psychology: Wundt, introspection and the emergence of Psychology as a science.

It has its roots in 17th century and early 19th century philosophy and once known as experimental philosophy.

Cartesian dualism- body and mind are separate

The work of John Locke and his concept of empiricism had an influence on the emergence of psychology as a science.

The evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin set the stage for the emergence of psychology


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