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.
What Is Psychology
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.
Psychology uses the methods of experimental physiology to answer the questions of philosophy. Basic research includes observation, careful controls, the manipulation of an independent variable and the measuring of a dependent variable. In some ways, things haven’t changed that much.
Wilhelm Wundt is the “father” of psychology. He started off as an underachiever. Yet more than anyone else he formed psychology into a new science. If you know an underachiever, you need to know more about Wundt.