MODULE 2- Activity 1
THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY- Definition and Scope
word Psychology derives from the Greek word 'psyche' meaning breath, spirit, or
soul "ology is the study of.
Modern, scientific psychology began in 1879 when the German psychologist Wilhelm Wundt established the first laboratory specifically devoted to experimental psychology. The first experimental psychology laboratory in the United States opened at Johns Hopkins University in 1883.
1. Originally, the focus was on the mind, including thoughts, feelings, sensations, all things inside
2. In the 1920s the behavioral revolution swept the field: Pavlov, Watson, and later Skinner
3. Today, both these elements are combined, yielding the current definition: Psychology is the study of mind (cognitive processes) and behavior.
Task B Background activation
The following terms refer to different schools and perspective in Psychology, think of at least one or two figures associated to each of them. Then find a definition in the linked glossaries below and complete the task in assignment 1 of module 2 :