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Did You Know?

Did you know that when Psychology was first studied they only studied components of consciousness and thinking?

Back when they first started studying what we now call Psychology they didn’t have the technology to be able to actually scan brain activity and so they had to make assumptions based on how people said they were feeling of thinking.

A few people who brought ideas to the table of how to study these thoughts were:

Wilhelm Wundt

He believed in introspection which was a procedure used to study the structure of the mind in which subjects are asked to describe their thoughts in detail.

William James

He studied functionalism and concentrated on how behavior functions and the role of behavior in allowing people to adapt to their environment.

Gestalt Psychology- Hermann Ebbinghaus and Max Wertheimer

Focused on the organization of perception and thinking in a “whole” sense rather than on the individual elements of perception.

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