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

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What is Wilhelm Wundt often considered as?
the father of psychology
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What was Wundt's approach to psychology and what was it known as?
to study the structure of the human mind known as structuralism
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What dud Wundt use introspection for?
To investigate the human mind
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How did Wundt establish psychology as a science?
By using the scientific method
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What were the two major assumptions of the scientific method?
1. all behaviour is seen as being caused 2. it should be possible to predict how humans behave in different conditions
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What are the four goals of psychology?
description, explanation, prediction, change
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What does the introspection rely on?
non-observable responses
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