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Ch 7: Antecedent Influences on Functionalism

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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

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Antecedent Influences on Functionalism
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Charles Darwin's Contribution to Psychology

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.

Sir Francis Galton: Intelligence, Eugenics & Fingerprints

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.

History of Intelligence Testing in Psychology

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.

C. Lloyd Morgan's Canon: Facts, Misrepresentations & The Law of Parsimony

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.

Required Assignments Reminder

5. Required Assignments Reminder

Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.

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