This solution provides several theorists associated with physiological psychology and the contributions they made to the field. It also answers my choice of who I thought was most influential and why.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:44 am ad1c9bdddf
What theorists are associated with physiological psychology? Which one do you think had the largest influence on the field? And why?
According to Carlson (2010), philosophers since ancient times have been puzzled by the mind-body question, but "physiological psychologists take an empirical, practical, and monistic approach to the study of human nature" (p. 3). The monistic approach, in contrast to the dualistic approach, believes that the mind is just another part of the nervous system (it is not the soul), and that only matter and energy exist in the world (Carlson, 2010).
According to Carlson (2010), the following have been important theorists associated with the field of physiological psychology:
Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.E.) was an ancient Greek philosopher who believed the brain instead of the heart was the seat of thought and emotions.
Aristotle, another famous ancient philosopher, believed that the brain only served to cool the emotions of the ...
This solution provides several theorists associated with physiological psychology and the contributions they made to the field. It also answers my choice of who I thought was most influential and why.
Carlson, N.R. (2010). Physiology of behavior. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
Abnormal Psychology - Depression and Theories of Abnormality
Abnormal psychology text presents three main theories of abnormality: biological, psychological, and sociocultural. How can these perspectives be integrated to explain symptoms of depression?
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Susie is an 8-year-old Asian American girl; the youngest child in a family of four older siblings. Her parents are both high school teachers. When Susie was 5 years old, she was hospitalized for three weeks for a serious illness. Since that time, she has been in good health.
Susie is extremely shy and avoids situations in which she needs to interact with new people or large groups. She worries about making mistakes in her schoolwork and becomes extremely anxious when taking tests. Sometimes she becomes so nervous that her heart races; she begins to tremble and has difficulty breathing. Susie is also afraid of the dark and does not want to be alone in her room at night. She often requires the presence of one of her parents or older sisters until she falls asleep.View Full Posting Details