Origins of psychology

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Who was seen as the founder of Psychology?
Wundt.
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What were the three disciplines psychology originated from?
Philosophy, biology and physiology.
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What is introspection?
A technique where you examine and analyse your own thought processes, feelings and sensations to find out how mental processes work.
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What are the strengths of this method?
Provides rich detail, focuses on the individuals opinion, signifies how everyone is unique.
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What are the weaknesses of this method?
Cannot be replicated, unreliable.
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How did psychology emerge as a science?
The findings from introspection signified the importance of an empirical, scientific method when explaining behaviour. It also demonstrated the importance of subjective opinions of the person.
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What did these findings lead to?
Several different methods were created- some focusing on a neuronal level and others on a more social level. These methods are called Approaches.
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