For this project you will examine the philosophers who influenced modern psychological theory. This paper will address the evolution of the discipline. You will also examine the scientists who created the foundation of modern psychological thought. The foundation is important because it led to the various psychological orientations that include modern day treatment methods.
Your first project in History of Psychology covers the philosophers and scientists who created the foundation for modern psychological thought and treatments.
This project should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well-ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
First, give a brief introduction to your paper and what you will cover throughout your project.
Philosophers: (2-3 pages) After your introduction you will focus on any one of the philosophers that helped to create modern psychological thought. You will explain how previous philosophers inspired his work, his contribution to psychology, and whether or not his work is still used in the field. You will explain the philosophical theory, the meaning, and whether or not it was accepted at the time of its creation.
Scientists: (2-3 pages) Next you will pick any one of the scientists that contributed to the field of psychology and explain how previous philosophers and scientists impacted his/her ideas, the theories that are attributed to that scientist, and whether or not those theories are still used today.
Conclusions: (1-2 pages) Finally, you will draw some conclusions about your research. You will explain what was valid about each of the theories of the figures that you chose and what was found to be erroneous. This will begin the outline for modern psychological thought and will be helpful when you are working on the next sections of your project.
References and Format: Make sure that you use your textbook for support as well as outside credible sources throughout your paper. You need to make sure that you follow APA format, which includes citing references throughout your paper as well as providing a reference page. Please use the link to APA Quick Reference on Course Home, contact the Kaplan Writing Center, or ask your instructor for assistance with APA formatting.