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Chapter 1 People

Quiz by Susan Miscavage

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  • Q1
    studied with William James; founded one of the first dozen psychology laboratories; invented technique for studying memory; first women to be elected president of American Psychology Association (APA) in 1905; never received Ph.D.; "guest student" at Harvard because she was a woman; could have had Ph.D. but was given her doctorate from Radcliffe which she refused
    Mary Whiton Calkins
  • Q2
    Austrian physician; disected 400 mole eels to prove they had testes (he wanted to make an important discovery); his theories made him controversial; treated medical disorders like psychological problems with psychoanalysis
    Sigmund Freud
  • Q3
    studied briefly with Wundt; reeled off a series of "firsts": first person to establish a research lab at Johns Hopkins, first president of APA
    G. Stanley Hall
  • Q4
    worked on adolescent development, mental retardation, and gifted children; first person to use the term gifted one of the first people to do experiments about the "theory" of women being inferior to men
    Leta Stetter Hollingsworth
  • Q5
    worked on functionalism; formal training in medicine; felt too sickly to pursue the practice; wrote "Principles of Psychology" which became the most infulential text in the field; believed psychology is embedded in cultural and intelectual beliefs; impressed by natural selection
    William James
  • Q6
    most prominent person in humanistic movement; believed people have the basic need to evolve as human beings; pioneered the study of person-centered therapy in psychology
    Carl Rogers
  • Q7
    elected president of APA in 1997; characterized "epiphany" because of his daughter who called him "grumpy"; pushed the positive psychology movement into action; converted informal meetings with influential psychologists
    Martin Seligman
  • Q8
    work influenced by Ivan Pavlov and John B. Watson; tried to be a writer; returned to the focus of observable behavior; claimed he could control the behavior of animals by manipulating outcomes of their responses
    B.F. Skinner
  • Q9
    first woman to receive a Ph.D. in psychology; wrote "The Animal Mind"; second woman to serve as president of APA; only permitted to take graduate classes at Columbia University; received doctorate from Cornell University
    Mary Floy Washburn
  • Q10
    founded behaviorism; proposed that psychologists stop studying consciousness; tried redefining what psychology should be about; power of psychology (in his opinion) came from verifiability; stalked out the idea of nature versus nurture
    John B. Watson
  • Q11
    tried to make psychology an independent discipline; established first formal laboratory in University of Lepzig; wrote the first journal in researching psychology; characterized as founder of psychology
    Wilhelm Wundt

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