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Antecedent Influences on Functionalism - Chapter Summary
Review the engaging lessons in this chapter to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of antecedent influences on functionalism. Access them anytime using any computer or mobile device to learn more about Sir Francis Galton, the history of intelligence testing and more. With each lesson is a short quiz designed to assess your knowledge of the concepts it covers. If you develop questions during your lesson reviews, feel free to send them to our experts. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain Charles Darwin's contribution to psychology
- Analyze Sir Francis Galton's ideas on intelligence, eugenics and fingerprints
- Summarize the history of intelligence testing
- Evaluate George Romanes' anecdotal method
- Point out misrepresentations and facts about C. Lloyd Morgan's canon
1. Charles Darwin's Contribution to Psychology
Charles Darwin made immense contributions to the field of psychology. Learn about Darwin in this lesson, as well as the revolutionary impact he had on psychological research, theory, and practice.
2. Sir Francis Galton: Intelligence, Eugenics & Fingerprints
During his time, Sir Francis Galton was a very influential anthropologist and explorer who inspired much research on complex ideas such as intelligence and heredity. Read on to learn more about this important yet controversial figure who was the cousin of Charles Darwin.
3. History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology
Throughout the years, there have been many methods used that attempted to accurately quantify and measure human intelligence. You've probably heard of or taken an IQ test, but what does an IQ test actually measure? Find out in this lesson.
4. C. Lloyd Morgan's Canon: Facts, Misrepresentations & The Law of Parsimony
In this lesson, we'll look at how the concept of Occam's razor, or the Law of Parsimony, relates to C. Lloyd Morgan's Canon. The lesson discusses the criticism he received because of his statement regarding the canon and his response.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology course
- Studying the History of Psychology
- Philosophical Influences on Psychology
- Physiological Influences on Psychology
- Women & Minorities in Psychology
- The New Psychology
- Structuralism in Psychology
- Development of Functionalism
- Applied Psychology
- Antecedent Influences on Behaviorism
- Development of Behaviorism
- Evolution of Behaviorism
- Gestalt Psychology
- Important Theories in Psychoanalysis
- Contemporary Developments in Psychology
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