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History of Psychology: Structuralism & Functionalism

History of Psychology: Structuralism & Functionalism

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will describe the origins of psychology and introduce the "Father of Psychology" Wilhelm Wundt. The theories of Structuralism and Functionalism will be introduced and their contributions to the origins of psychology discussed.

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History of Psychology: Structuralism & Functionalism

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Terms to Know
  • Functionalism

    Perspective that mental processes cannot be broken down and instead are a steady flow of consciousness.

  • Structuralism

    Theoretical perspective that mental phenomena can be broken down into basic parts.