Your readings have covered ways we have studied and assessed human behavior over time. As you have learned, many thinkers preceded the development of modern psychology. Their early work attempted connect the nature of the mind, soul, and spirit.
Your task for this week is to prepare a transcript of a mock interview with the following five historical figures who influenced the development of the study of human behavior:
- John Locke
- August Comte
The questions for each historical person listed in the interview are:
- What is the human psyche?
- How does the psyche/mind work?
- How do you believe we should study human behavior?
- Who or what influenced your own thinking and understanding of the human mind and behavior?
- What are your major contributions to understanding the human mind and behavior?
Support your interview with references from at least five scholarly resources (one reference for each of the five historical figures).
Length: 5-7 pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
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1.0 Evaluate the role of philosophy as a basis for scientific knowledge in psychology.
5.0 Interpret research into historical influences on the development of the field of psychology.
6.0 Construct presentations assessing historical underpinnings influencing contemporary psychology using a variety of media.