denied the existence of innate ideas, suggested that the heart is the seat of mental processes
He came up with the scientific method. This year he published Proficiency and The Advancement of Learning
French philosopher and mathematician who proposed mind-body interactsion and the doctrine of innate ideas, publishes a Discourse on Method
British philosopher who rejected Descartes' notion of innate ideas and insisted that the mind at birth is a 'blank slate', publishes An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which stresses empiricism over speculation
publishes ON the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, synthesizing much previous work on the theory of evolution, including that of Herbert Spencer, who coined the phrase "surivival of the fittest"
G Stanley Hall
recieves from Harvard University's Department of PHilosophy the first U.S. Ph. D degree based on psychological research
she created the first American Mental Asylums
Harvard University philosopher and psychologist, publishes The Principles of Psychology describing psychology as "the science of mental life"
G. Stanley Hall
spearheads the founding of American Psychologial Association (APA) and becomes its first president.
Margret Floy Washburn
first woman to earn a Ph.D in psychology
Mary Whiton Calkins
becomes the first woman president of the APA
coined term 'empathy'
report conditioning a fear reaction in a child called "little Albert"
believed in innate ideas, suggests that the brain is the seat of mental processes