Schultz, D.P., & Schultz, S.E. (2012). A History of Modern Psychology, (Ed. 10th). Chapter 6, Functionalism: Antecedent Influences Chapter 7, Functionalism: Development and Founding Chapter 8, Appl 1

 Schultz, D.P., & Schultz, S.E. (2012). A History of Modern Psychology, (Ed. 10th).

  • Chapter 6, Functionalism: Antecedent Influences
  • Chapter 7, Functionalism: Development and Founding
  • Chapter 8, Applied Psychology: The Legacy of Functionalism 


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  1. In two pages, discuss and critique Darwin’s evolutionary theory.                        
  2. Include a paragraph discussing the Zeitgeist of the times, that led to the development of Darwin’s theory.
  3. Briefly discuss Darwin’s worldview in another paragraph.
  4. Outline in a paragraph or two, how Darwin’s evolutionary theory does or does not fit into your worldview.
  5. Next, discuss how Darwin’s theory influenced and shaped the functionalist movement in psychology.
  6. Last, describe applied psychology and how applied psychology is different from functionalism.

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