AverroësHis full name was Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Rushd. Born in Cordoba, Spain, Averroës was the son a judge. He studied medicine, philosophy and Muslim law (which has both moral and legal aspects). His commentaries on Aristotle were translated into Latin and Hebrew and influenced both Hellenistic Judism and scholastic philosophy. Averroes became a judge, chief physician for the caliph of Morocco and believed that the world has no beginning and no miraculous creation. God is “prime mover” of the universe and the human soul comes from Him. Averroes emphasized both reason and revelation so much so that his opponents referred to it as “double truth.”
Seven people deserve mention in regard to the development of animal psychology. Together they show how positivism and belief that science is the answer to all questions became a pervasive force in psychology. [Read more…] about Animal Psychology In A Nutshell
The first modern personality trait theorist was Gordon Allport. In the 1930’s, Allport and his students searched through dictionaries to find words that described personality. They started with 17,953 adjectives but settled on 4504 of them. [Read more…] about Allport, Gordan
Psychology is a young science, yet many of its principles are ancient. Psych is the direct descendent of philosophy and experimental physiology. Yet early psychology theories included many ancient philosophies and practices.
Psychology is a combination of philosophy and experimental physiology. In this episode, we take a look at how Hippocrates, Democritus and Aristotle approach life, and explain its existence.
The Mind Body Problem is a current issue based on ancient thought. One of the big issues facing psychology is how the body and mind interact. There are several views on how best to understand this issue.