AP Psychology 1.1 History and Approaches

AP Psychology 1.1 History and Approaches. Which of these men was a German scientist who studied the human mind through introspection?

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Which of these men commonly referred to as the founder

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of psychology was a german scientist who studied the structure

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of the human mind through introspection and hear the potential

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answers Well we can get rid of old billy james

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right off the bat It's Not that he's Not an

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impressive guy Far from it he established a psychology lab

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at harvard before our founder of psychology bigwig even showed

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up on the scene He was even the very first

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educator to offer a psychology class in america But therein

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lies the problem America James was born and raised in

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america and we're looking for a boot german lad And

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speaking of people who weren't nearly german enough to qualify

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from question at hand let's eliminate g stanley hall is

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well all is a pioneering american psychologist who contributed significantly

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to the academic field of psychology Established both the american

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journal of psychology and the american psychology association a k

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a the a a that annoying thing students across the

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country cursed every time they have to write out There

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s a citation list pretty impressive but still not our

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guy Well freud is obviously the standout name in this

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crowd Simply put psychology wouldn't be the same without him

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He introduced and expanded upon concepts like the edifice complex

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psycho analysis libido the unconscious dream analysis and a whole

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lot of wacky and weird psycho sexual stuff that would

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make him the type of guy you would not want

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to be stuck checking with at a party But for

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all of the ideas he contributed to the field of

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psychology he didn't found psychology itself Sometimes a wrong answer

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is just wrong answer Edward kitchener doesn't fit the bill

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either Why easy answer he's british but let's take a

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little deeper Oh topical kitchener is known for contributing to

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the creation of a form of psychology called structuralism Well

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structuralism aimed to simplify the adult mind by identifying its

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simple define herbal components and then examining how these different

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parts worked together to create more complex human experiences sounds

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pretty simple huh Maybe even too good to be true

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Well that's because it wass structuralism faced a ton of

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critiques most notably because it emphasized introspection and a whole

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lot of future psychologist thought that self analysis and reflection

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wasn't a feasible means of research But if you're recognizing

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the word introspection that's because we read it right up

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here in our original question and the reason it's there

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is because kitchener study beneath and co developed structuralism with

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the man of the hour be helmut father of psychology

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are correct answer and the only german on the list

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bunch wrote the book on psychology literally His book principles

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of physiological psychology was printed in eighteen seventy four and

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became the first textbook in the field of psychology He

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claimed his book was an attempt to mark out psychology

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as a new domain of science used other branches of

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science is a model to create books professional societies and

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conferences for a psychology as well But way can't help

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wonder how all that made him feel Yeah they're good