Psy Discussion

Week 3 Discussion


Please write a summary (3-5 sentences) for each of the headings below and NUMBER your work and put a heading name next too EVERY number, just like you see below. Please feel free to look at your peers’ submissions to help you understand the topic, but please do YOUR OWN WORK. Please see the syllabus regarding PLAGIARISM. ANY evidence of PLAGIARISM or CHEATING will result in an F in the COURSE. So, please take your time and read the book and enjoy the process of summarizing your readings. PLEASE WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES AND WRITE COHERENTLY.

Please NUMBER your summaries and put a heading write after the number.

In each 3-5 sentence summary, make sure to describe:

WHAT did this group or individual DO that motivated them to begin thinking about human behavior ? Behavior can refer to anything people at that time THOUGHT, FELT, or DID:)
WHAT was the MAJOR contribution of this group or individual toward the understanding of human behavior.
HOW did this contribution change the way in which human behavior was perceived previously ?


For the headings in which the three points may not apply, please summarize the reading in 3-5 sentences WITHOUT a need to reference the three points IN RED above:)


Important Message: The Summaries you are completing look excellent. The goal of this course is not to memorize, but to give you a comprehensive knowledge of the development of psychology. Once your summaries are complete at the end of Week 5 and you have demonstrated that you understand the development of the field in your own words , you will have an opportunity to review your comprehensive summaries and choose an area of particular interest to you that you wish to investigate more extensively during the Week 6 Investigation Project. The Investigation Project will have detailed instructions that focus on an analytical approach to an area of particular interest to you:) Chapter 6 – From Faith to Humanism

1) Medieval Europe/Introduction

2) Christian Theologians

3) Anselm of Cantebury

4) Peter Abelard

5) Peter Lombard

6) Border with Social Science

7) Albert the Great

8) Border with Biology

9) Thomas Aquinas

10)William of Ockham

11) The Rise of Humanism

12) Petrach

13) Humanism and Science

14) The Black Plague

15) Border with Computational Science

16) Astronomy

17) Empiricism

18) Ideas Emerging from the era of Faith to Humanism

Chapter 7 – From the Renaissance to the Dawn of Science

19) 1350-1700/Introduction

20) The Renaissance/Then and Now – The Invention of the Printing Press

21) Eramus

22) The Reformations

23) Martin Luther

24) The Counter Reformation

25) The Rise of Science

26) Copernicus

27) Brahe

28) Kepler

29) Galileo

30) Border with Mathematics

31) Border with Biology

32) Religious Intolerance

33) Sir Isaac Newton

34) Border with Social Science

35) Ideas emerging from the era of the Renaissance to the Dawn of Science

Chapter 8 – The Rise of the New Philosophy

36) Mersenne’s Cell/ Introduction

37) The Earliest of New Philosophers

38) Descartes

39) Border with Computational Science

40) The Mind-Body Problem

41) Descartes and the Reflex

42) Descartes Later Life and legacy

43) Border with Social Sciences

44) Francis Bacon

45) The English Civil Wars and Their Consequences

46) The British Empiricists – Thomas Hobbes

47) The British Empiricists – John Locke

48) The British Empiricists – George Berkeley

50) The British Empiricists – David Hume

51) Ideas emerging from the era of the Rise of the New Philosophy