The 11 Founders

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Psychology is not something that came over night. Through the years and centuries psychology has grown from simple ideals of philosophers into its own kind of science. Today, psychology is largely defined as "the study of behavior and mental processes".
The eleven founders of psychology all had great ideas and theories that developed throughout the years. John Watson was inspired by Ivan Pavlov’s work but instead of studying the digestive and blood circulation system like Ivan Pavlov he was more intrigued by the idea of behaviorism. Watson first began the study on animals and later on children. He discovered that children and animals will act a certain way depending on the situation. Watson was not amused by Sigmund Freud theories of heredity being a part of how someone would act, but Freud did not only specialize in heredity but also in the nervous and brain system. He tried hypnotism but realized that patients will talk by just being in a comfortable atmosphere.
B.F Skinner like John Watson studied behaviorism. “He believed everything we do and are is shaped by the by our own experience of punishment and reward.” Abraham Maslow was sure that feeling love, belonging, and acceptance would only lead you to something greater in life but he question those who did not feel love, belonging, and acceptance he wondered how did they fulfill their life with happiness.
Like Abraham Maslow, Harry Harlow was intrigued by the idea of feeling love. He wondered how one begins to feel love then discovers that at birth when children are unable to take care of their own they begin to depend on their mother, they begin to feel love because they have to depend on them.
Roger Sperry who studied the brain discovered that the brain had two sides. The right side of the brain was visual and the left specialized in language process. Roger Sperry ‘s discovery led him to win a Noble…...

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