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Psychology Timeline

  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin
    • 1859 Darwin wrote: On the Origin of Species
  • William James

    William James
    William James -Wrote the first psychology textbook, may have had the first psychology laboratory in America circa 1876 ,Interested in the functions of consciousness, established ‘functionalism’ as a school of thought in psychology
  • Wilhelm Wundt

    Wilhelm Wundt
    • Created first pyschology lab in 1879 in Germany
    • Considered the "Father of Psychology"
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud
    • Discovered psycholoanalysis after noticing the hypnosis does not work on neurotic patients. Was known as the ‘talking cure’ before psycholoanalysis
  • Ivan Pavlov

    Ivan Pavlov
    Ivan Pavlov Did the bulk of his research on physcology digestion
    Developed the surgical method of the (chronic) experiement with the use of Fistuals which allowed various organs to be observed.
  • Margaret Floy Washburn

    Margaret Floy Washburn
    Margaret Floy Washburn -first woman to obtain her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1894.
    -In 1908 she published The Animal Mind, a compilation of experimental studies exploring the existence of conscious processes such as learning and attention in animals.
  • John Watson

    John Watson
    John Watson -Established 'Radical Behaviorism'
    -Believed you could condition people to engage in/stop certain behaviors
    -Interested in behavior and its precise measurment rather than 'consciousness'
  • Mary Cover Jones

    Mary Cover Jones
    Mary Cover Jones -Wrote a paper in 1924 which earned her the title of 'mother of behavior therapy'
    -used conditioning procedures to eliminate a child's fears
  • Erik Erickson

    Erik Erickson
    Erk Erickson
    Created eight psychosocial stages in which humans develop throughout their entire lifespan. This is also known as the developmental theory.
  • Harry Harlow

    Harry Harlow
    Harry Harlow
    Provided a new understanding for human behavior by studing monkeys, he did a wire/ cloth "mother" monkeys study, in which he noticed how much the infant mokey needed the mother for food and care.
  • B.F. Skinner

    B.F. Skinner
    B.f. Stinner
    Radical behaviorist that Published his actual ideas on Child-rearing in Waldon two . He came up with the idea of behaviorist free daycare
  • Carl Rogers

    Carl Rogers
    Carl Rogers
    • the notion of self or Self-Concept. This is defined as "the organised, consistent set of perceptions and beliefs about oneself". -a person who has high self-worth, that is, has confidence and positive feelings about him or her self, faces challenges in life, accepts failure and unhappiness at times, and is open with people.
  • Stanley Milgram

    Stanley Milgram
    Stanley Milgram -Conducted the imfamous Milgram experiment,a series of social psychology experiments, while at Yale
    -This experiment measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience.
  • Lev Vygotsky

    Lev Vygotsky
    Lev Vygotsky
    Social development theory Study the way people act and interact in shared experiences.
  • Abraham Maslow

    Abraham Maslow
    Abraham Maslow
    Study the behavior of people. The saftey needs and the loving and belonging needs and esteem and self accuzation are all needs that he studied. He also studied with monkeys
  • Albert Bandura

    Albert Bandura
    Albert Bandura
    Belived that aggresion is develpoped in what is called behavior modeling. He believed that individuals didn't inheriet violent tendencies . He argued for his belief. He studied on how people can have a better self esteem.