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The New Psychology - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides an entertaining and informative examination of new psychology. Review short lessons to understand more about new psychology's historical contexts, major figures and important theories. Each lesson in this chapter is accompanied by a short quiz you can take to assess your understanding of the concepts it covers. A chapter exam is also available to boost your knowledge of new psychology. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Summarize the meaning and history of new psychology
- Explain Hermann Ebbinghaus' research on memory and illusion
- Point out the contributions and work of Franz Brentano
- Evaluate Carl Stumpf's method of phenomenology
- Analyze the theories and research of Oswald Külpe
1. New Psychology: Definition, History & Wilhelm Wundt
Psychology is a science, but it wasn't always that way. In this lesson, we'll look at the new psychology movement that married the philosophy of the human mind with the scientific method and one of its founders, Wilhelm Wundt.
2. Hermann Ebbinghaus on Memory & Illusion: Experiment & Overview
Do you wish your memory was better? If you read on about the research of Hermann Ebbinghaus, you will discover the circumstances under which we retain information the best. As an added bonus, find out a bit about optical illusions.
3. Franz Brentano & Psychology: Contributions & Work
Franz Brentano is a psychologist many have never heard of, but one who had far-reaching influence. This lesson discusses Franz Brentano and his influence on psychology, including his theory of act psychology.
4. Carl Stumpf & Psychology: Phenomenology & Contributions
This lesson looks at one of the founders of the modern science of psychology, Carl Stumpf. He wanted to understand how people perceived phenomena, or events, from day to day. Phenomenology and his other contributions are examined.
5. Oswald Külpe: Theories & Research in Psychology
Many psychologists have worked to legitimize psychology as a science. This lesson looks at how Oswald Külpe did just that by developing systematic experimental introspection. The lesson also explores his theory regarding imageless thought and motivation.
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