Week 1 Student Blog Spotlight

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The main topics the first week of the course were the historical roots of psychology and an overview of the major theoretical schools (or lenses) which guide psychological inquiry. The Week 1 Prompts can be viewed here, and most students chose to write about how the personal lives of prominent theorists may have influences their theories. There are numerous examples of how this has happened in psychology (see my previous post about Marsha Linehan and DBT), and my students have shared examples related to Wilhelm Wundt, Sigmund Freud, John Watson, and BF Skinner. Have a read and think about the ways in which our pasts influence the way we perceive the world and the innovations we create.

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