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Research skills A revision cards - weekly qualitative and quantitative methods lecture notes.
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What is psychology?
The scientific study of the mind and how it dictates and influences our behaviour.
What did Descartes put forward?
The mind-body problem.
What is Cartesian Dualism?
Conceptually separating the mind and the body.
What did Gustav Fechner write?
Elemente der Psychophysik.
What does psychophysics aim to relate?
The properties of sensation to the properties of conscious experience, and to mathematically relate mind to body.
Who is Wilhelm Wundt?
The founding father of experimental psychology, who established the first psychology laboratory at the University of Leipzig.
What did Darwin publish?
On the Origin of Species
What did Galton believe?
That natural abilities were derived by inheritance (genetics).
What did C. Lloyd Morgan believe and develop?
Can generalise findings from animal studies, and developed mental evolution.
What is mental evolution?
Combining instinct and intelligence.
What is parsimony?
What is science?
A way of getting reliable knowledge from which predictions are possible.
What is rationalism?
Emphasises logic and reasoning as a source of knowledge.
What is empiricism?
The theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience.
What did John Locke believe?
Human mind is a tabula rasa (blank slate) influenced only by sensation and reflection.
Knowledge is derived primarily through senses.
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