Introduction to Psychology Focus Guides
Intro and What is Psychology – pgs. 5-7
History of Psychology – pgs. 8-25
It is more important for you to know what each domain’s purpose was rather than memorizing all of the people associated with each domain/perspective. Yes, it is good to be familiar with some of the names for each perspective, but focus more on what the researchers studied within each perspective. What questions were they trying to answer? How were they trying to answer those questions?  The answer to this last question is NOT “Science”. What were each researcher’s techniques/methods for testing theories?
Wundt and structuralism
James and Functionalism
Freud and Psychoanalytic theory
Gestalt psychology
Behaviorism
Humanism – don’t try to memorize Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I’m not going to ask you about that.
The Cognitive Revolution
Multicultural psychology
Contemporary Psychology
Biopsychology
Evolutionary psychology
Developmental psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
I/O Psychology
Clinical/Counseling psychology
Forensic Psychology
School psychology
Helpful tips for the Introduction to Psychology chapter:
Please don’t try to memorize these domains/perspectives as individual pieces of history. Focus on making connections between the domains/perspectives. Try and see how they work together OR are in conflict with each other. Which ones try to answer large questions about human behavior (i.e. Behaviorism)? Which ones are focused and only address one or a couple of types of human behavior? Or perhaps, which domains focus on human behavior in specific contexts (i.e. I/O psychology, School Psychology?