By David G. Myers
David Myers’ bestselling Psychology has reached a much wider viewers of scholars and teachers with each one new version. Myers and his crew lead the sector in being attuned to psychology’s study and the desires of the teachers and scholars within the path at the present time. Ten million pupil type testers and hundreds of thousands of adopting teachers can attest to the standard of this venture. real to shape, this landmark new 10th version is one other energetic, deeply thought of revision.
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As introspection waned, so did structuralism. Hoping to assemble the mind’s structure from simple elements was rather like trying to understand a car by examining its disconnected parts. Philosopher-psychologist William James thought it would be more fruitful to consider the evolved functions of our thoughts and feelings. Smelling is what the nose does; thinking is what the brain does. But why do the nose and brain do these things? Under the influence of evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, James assumed that thinking, like smelling, developed because it was adaptive—it contributed to our ancestors’ survival.
ANSWER: Scientific psychology began in Germany in 1879 when Wilhelm Wundt opened the first psychology laboratory. 4 • Why did introspection fail as a method for understanding how the mind works? ANSWER: People’s self-reports varied, depending on the experience and the person’s intelligence and verbal ability. • ______________ used introspection to define the mind’s makeup; ______________ focused on how mental processes enable us to adapt, survive, and flourish. ANSWER: Structuralism; functionalism Psychological Science Develops behaviorism the view that psychology (1) should be an objective science that (2) studies behavior without reference to mental processes.