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    Dead Sea Scrolls

    100 BC – the Dead Sea Scrolls noted the division of human nature into two temperaments.
  • Hypnosis

    1774 AD Franz Mesmer detailed his cure for some mental illness, originally called mesmerism and now known as hypnosis.
  • Weber's Law

    1834 Ernst Heinrich Weber published his perception theory of 'Just Noticeable DIfference,' now known as Weber's
  • Personality v Intellect

    1848 Phineas Gage suffered brain damage when an iron pole pierces his brain. His personality was changed but his intellect remained intact suggesting that an area of the brain plays a role in personality.
  • First psychology laboratory

    Wilhelm Wundt opens first experimental laboratory in psychology at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
  • First American psychology laboratory

    G. Stanley Hall, a student of Wilhelm Wundt, establishes first U.S. experimental psychology laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Interpretation of Dreams

    Sigmund Freud introduces his theory of psychoanalysis in The Interpretation of Dreams, the first of 24 books he would write exploring such topics as the unconscious, techniques of free association, and sexuality as a driving force in human psychology.
  • Pavlov's Dog

    A bell was struck when the dogs were fed. If the bell was sounded in close association with their meal, the dogs learnt to associate the sound of the bell with food. After a while, at the mere sound of the bell, they responded by drooling.
  • Skinner Box

    This experiment prcved that human beings learn behavior through reinforcement by a process called operant conditioning.
  • Harlow's Monkey

    This experiment showed the strength in the bond between infants and nurturing parents. Parents serve as the the base from which an infant can begin to explore its environment
  • Acsh and Comfority

    People will conform with groups rather than express their own opinion or ideas even if the individuals opinion is more logical
  • Milgrim and Obedience to Autority

    Migrim proved that someone will obey authority even if what they are doing is going against what they would usually do.
  • Zimbardo's Experiment Stanford Prison Experiment

    Proved that individual values and identities can break down under situational pressure in which relationships are unequal
  • Sperry Split-Brain Experiment

    This experiment proved that the brain's hemispheres perform differnet functions. The left side is used for speech. The right is used for visual perception.
  • Plato

    387 BC- Plato suggested that the brain is the mechanism of mental processes.