AP Psychology 1.4 History and Approaches

AP Psychology 1.4 History and Approaches. Who would agree with the following statement?

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the field of psychology is the use of indirect research

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methods psychologist should base all theories on observable behaviour and

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hear the potential answers All right i would agree lots

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and rolling All right well early psychologist didn't have the

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luxury of high tech equipment that could be used to

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study the brain Instead the founding fathers of psychology had

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to rely on techniques that were often criticized for being

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too abstract One such technique was introspection used primarily by

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wilhelm foods introspection relied on people considering their own minds

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and the way in which they function But such a

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process of self reporting was seen as too limited in

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its scope and means of gathering information long story short

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volunteers in our answer freud meanwhile was all about the

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unconscious mind and how it influenced people's behaviour However you

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can't exactly observe someone's unconscious mind the whole point is

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that they're not directly aware of it not quite what

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we're looking for so we can toss right off our

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list Carl ashley is that our guy Either He theorized

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that memories were stored in a specific part of the

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brain a conclusion he came to after inducing localized brain

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damage on rats You ran into a slight problem though

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he ended up being well a wrong After experimenting on

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all those rats he later found out that memories are

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stored all over the cortex and slash Lee didn't have

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access to the sort of technology necessary to really study

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the human brain in the way he wanted teo His

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experiments based on observable research were just a bust that

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knocks him out of the running Oh and disclaimer no

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rats were harmed in the making of this video we

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can't say the same for less and we could eliminate

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chomsky immediately The bulk of his work came decades after

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the debate in question here and he was way nicer

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the rats that leaves us with john b watts the

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american psychologist who established the psychological school of b behaviorism

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As the title suggests behaviorism strongly emphasized the observation of

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behavior And when we take a look at the statement

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in question we can fight easily Observe that it's the

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answer we're looking for Now you might want to turn

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this video off We hear rats are pretty kane on 00:02:21.363 --> [endTime] revenge