Defining psychology 1

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Defining psychology 1

  1. 1. Defining Psychology<br />Prof. Darade D.B.<br />Asst. Prof.<br />ARIHANT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION PULGATE PUNE<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br />Psychology has history of 2500 years. It was the time span of SOCRETIS , PLATO, ARISTOTAL. Psychology was studied as a part of Phylosophy. According to Greek Phylosophy-<br />Psychology=psyche+logos.<br />Psyche=soul<br />Logos=knowledge psychology is knowledge of soul or science of soul.<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  3. 3. Changes in defination …..<br />In terms of study of soul.<br />According to this definition psychology is rational course of study of soul. <br />What is soul?<br /> How can it be studied?<br />.<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  4. 4. Mind?<br />In terms of study of mind.<br />“Psychology is the study of mind”<br />What is mind?<br /> How can it be studied?<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  5. 5. Consciousness…<br />In terms of study of consciousness.<br />William James – in his book Principles of Psychology published in 1890 “The description and explanation of state of consciousness.<br />Wilhemwundt (1832-1920)who established the first psychology laboratory at university of Lipzig. Praposed introspection method.<br />E. B. Titchener also defined as study of consciousness.<br />What is about subconscious and unconscious activities of mind?<br />Is introspection subjective? Is it scientific?<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  6. 6. Meaning of term behaviour<br />It includes all the motor and conative activities like walking, swimming<br />Cognitive – thinking , reasoning, imaging etc.<br />Subconscious , unconscious, inner experiences and mental processes .<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  7. 7. behaviour.<br />In terms of study of behaviour.<br />R.H.Thouless- “Psychology is the positive science of human experience and behaviour.”<br />Mc Dougall- “Psychology is the positive science of human experience and behaviour”<br />Woodworth -“ psychology of the activities of the individual in relation to the environment.”<br />BORING- “Psychology is the study of human nature”.<br />N.L.Munn psychology is the positive science of behaviour and experiences ionterpreted in terms of experiences.”<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  8. 8. What kind of science is psychology?<br /> in fact it is behavioral science which deals with behaviour of an organism<br />Positive science.<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  9. 9. Branches of psychologyof psychology<br />Branches of pure psychology.<br />General psychology .<br />Abnormal psychology .<br />Social psychology .<br />Experimental psychology .<br />Physiological psychology .<br />Experimental psychology .<br />Parapsychology<br />Geopsychology<br />Developementle psychology .<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />
  10. 10. Branches of psychologyof psychology<br />Branches of Applied psychology<br />Educational psychology .<br />Clinical psychology.<br />Industrial psychology.<br />Legal psychology.<br />Political psychology.<br />Military psychology.<br />Prof. Darade D. B.<br />

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