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Theorists associated with physiological psychology.

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.

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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 ...

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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.

Reference

Carlson, N.R. (2010). Physiology of behavior. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

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