A History of Modern Psychology
A History of Psychology
Psychology has made many discoveries and advancement over the years. There were many years when things such as depression and bipolar did not have a diagnosis and people did not know this was considered an illness. However, psychology is a form of science and has only been well established in the past century. Psychology has had many individuals that help make it known as an importance and revelation it has on people today. Philosophers such as René Descartes, John Mill, and John Locke are just a few examples of the people whom have had a hand in the discoveries of psychology. In addition, many have their own opinions and do not believe in psychology. However, when one is discussing facts, observation, and results, it is hard to disagree with advancements in psychology.
The 17th century was when psychology started to be noticed due to René Descartes. René Descartes was first well known for his philosophical writings. Descartes was convinced that science and mathematics could be used to explain everything in nature; this was also used to describe the physical universe in terms of matter and motion. Descartes was most famous know for his quote “I think therefore I am”. Descartes started with himself because he believed that ones power of truth could not be doubted. He believed that with ones truths would rule out doubt. Descartes was a believer in the body and mind. Even to this day people are still trying to figure out the connection between the two. Many have chosen to voice their opinions on the connection between body and mind.
John Locke was also philosopher whom...