Learning Objectives

  1. Consider the effect of American universities adopting the German model on the rise of psychology in the late nineteenth century.
  2. Interpret the importance of Münsterberg’s emphasis on applied psychology to the role and position of applied psychology today.
  3. Discuss why Hall’s research into adolescent sexuality was so jarring to other psychologists.
  4. Critique modern methods of judging scientific productivity.
  5. Explain how many writers in the popular media reverse the meaning of “steep learning curve.”
  6. If Behaviorism had not existed imagine what the growth and development of functionalism might have led to.
  7. Appraise the differences between James’s functionalism and that of the later functionalists.