Discussion Questions III:
All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style and must be written at graduate level English. You must integrate the material presented in the text to support your discussion, citing in APA format. Outside sources may be used to support the text information, but not replace the text.
Your response to each question should be 1- 1 ½ pages per question. Assignment should be 6-9 pages total plus a title and reference page
Explain the significance of Weber’s work on sense of touch in the history of psychology. Questions about perceptual processes and the contents of consciousness are the first mental phenomena to be subjected to scientific (as opposed to philosophical) inquiry. Why is this? Consider ways in which a system (of thought) might foster scientific discovery. Consider ways in which a system might hinder scientific discovery. Describe the seven characteristics of a system of thought. Which psychological system do you think best demonstrates these characteristics? How might scientists within a discipline determine when the body of knowledge it has accumulated is advanced enough to be applied to real-world issues? Describe some pressing contemporary real-world problems that psychological science can address.
Examine the roots, theories, and relevance of major trends in modern psychology
Explore the evolution of ideas within philosophy and psychology
Examine the ways in which worldviews (religious, political, moral, and psychological) shape psychological frameworks
Demonstrate an understanding of the history of psychology as it relates to the natural sciences, social sciences, and applied disciplines
Explore the evolution of methods of research and inquiry
Examine the evolution of systematic biases and the roles of major individuals and cultural influences in shaping modern psychology
Evaluate the ethical views of psychologists and other scholars across history