Psychological Schools Of
                                          Thought

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
School of Thoughts in
                              Psychology
          ๏Structuralism
          ๏Functionalism
         ...
Structuralism

              Structuralism was the
              first school of
              psychology, and
            ...
Functionalism
   • Functionalism
     formed as a reaction      William James
     to the theories of the
     structurali...
Behaviorism
  • Behaviorism became
    the dominant school of
    thought during the
    1950s. Based upon                ...
Cognitivism

                          • Cognitive psychology is the branch
                            of psychology that...
Gestalt

    Wolfgang                                                                  Kurt
      Kohler                  ...
Humanism
 • Humanistic psychology developed as a response to psychoanalysis and
   behaviorism. Humanistic psychology inst...
Maslow Hierarchy of Needs




Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Carl Rogers
               Actualization                               Society

                    Orgasmic              ...
Psychoanalytic

                                • Sigmund Freud was the
                                  founder of psych...
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  1. 1. Psychological Schools Of Thought Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  2. 2. School of Thoughts in Psychology ๏Structuralism ๏Functionalism ๏Behaviorism ๏Cognitivism ๏Gestalt ๏Humanism ๏Psychoanalytic Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  3. 3. Structuralism Structuralism was the first school of psychology, and focused on breaking down mental processes into the most basic components. Wilhelm Wundt Edward Titchner Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  4. 4. Functionalism • Functionalism formed as a reaction William James to the theories of the structuralist school of thought and was heavily influenced by the work of William James. Major functionalist thinkers included John Dewey and Harvey Carr. John Dewey Harvey Carr Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  5. 5. Behaviorism • Behaviorism became the dominant school of thought during the 1950s. Based upon Ivan Pavl the work of thinkers ov such as John Watson, Ivan Pavlov, and B. F. Skinner, behaviorism holds that all behavior can be explained by environmental causes, rather than by internal forces. Behaviorism is B.F. Skinner focused on John B. Watson observable behavior. Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  6. 6. Cognitivism • Cognitive psychology is the branch of psychology that studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember, and learn. As part of the larger field of cognitive science, this branch of psychology is related to other disciplines including neuroscience, John Piaget philosophy, and linguistics. Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  7. 7. Gestalt Wolfgang Kurt Kohler Lewin • Gestalt psychology is based upon the idea that we experience things as unified wholes. This approach to psychology began in Germany and Austria during the late 19th century in response to the molecular approach of structuralism. Rather that breaking down thoughts and behavior to their smallest element, the gestalt psychologists believed that you must look at the whole of experience. According to the gestalt thinkers, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  8. 8. Humanism • Humanistic psychology developed as a response to psychoanalysis and behaviorism. Humanistic psychology instead focused on individual free will, personal growth, and self-actualization. Major humanist thinkers included Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. Abraham Maslow Carl Rogers Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  9. 9. Maslow Hierarchy of Needs Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  10. 10. Carl Rogers Actualization Society Orgasmic Conditions of Valuing Worth Positive Conditional Regard Positive Regard Positive Conditional Positive Self-Regard Self-Regard Real Self Ideal Self Incongruence = Neurosis Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  11. 11. Psychoanalytic • Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychodynamic approach. This school of thought emphasizes the influence of the unconscious mind on behavior. Freud believed that the human mind was composed of three elements: the id, the ego, and the superego. Sigmund Freud Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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