The New Psychology: Early Physiological and Experimental Psychology and Structuralism

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The New Psychology: Early Physiological and Experimental Psychology

And Structuralism

Psy5102-8

Dr. Kornfeld

By: Janelle Jumpp

Table of Contents

1. What do you consider to be the proper subject matter of psychology?

2. What methods should psychology use to approach the subjects it studies?

3. What do you expect will be your most lasting contribution to the field of psychology?

4. What do you consider to be an appropriate role for the field of psychology in society?

5. What particular personal challenges or characteristics, or conditions in the society and the profession of psychology had the greatest impact upon your development as a psychologist?

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Finally, I was able to finish off my questioning with Leta Stetter Hollingsworth- an assistant principal of School District No. 6, in Saline County, Nebraska. Teaching at McCook high school. She worked as a clinical psychologist at Bellevue Hospital and then became a consulting psychologist to the New York Police Department in 1915. Hollingsworth also wrote the first comprehensive text on the gifted and taught the first college course on the gifted. Also commenced one of the first systematic studies of children with intelligence quotients (IQ) above one hundred and eighty.

I asked what particular personal challenges or characteristics, or conditions in psychology had the greatest impact upon your development as a psychologist?

The greatest impact that upon my development, as a psychologist is the study of psychology of women and exceptional children. When it came to women there are two common beliefs. First, was the acceptance of many general members of society that women were mentally incapacitated during menstruation (especially the women in power). While testing this hypothesis I found that women’s performance on several cognitive, perceptual, and motor tasks were similar to that of males, even during menstruation. Second, was that women as a group were more similar to men. That man has a wider range of talents as well as defects than do women. Using this proposition to explain why more men were geniuses as well as more

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