PSY 310 Week 1 Questions Historical Influences on Psychology

Review the “Historical Influences on Psychology” presentation. Answer the critical thinking questions throughout the presentation in a Microsoft® Word ® document.

 

On Slide 14 Questions

 

Respond to the following questions in 100 words or less:

 

•      How did clocks influence the world when they were introduced?

•      Why was Descartes so important to the development of psychology? What did he contribute?

•      In your opinion, who contributed the most to empiricism? Why?

 

On Slide 22 Questions

 

Respond to the following questions in 100 words or less:

•      Which method of brain mapping do you believe was considered the most accurate during that time period? Why?

•      Why was Hermann von Helmholtz considered to be one of the greatest scientists of his time?

 

On slide 28 Questions

 

Respond to the following questions in 100 words or less:

•      Wilhelm Wundt is credited with founding psychology as a science. What were his specific contributions to this foundation?

 

•      What did Hermann Ebbinghaus contribute to the science of psychology?