What historical events influenced the way applied psychological
science is conducted today?
***Applied psychology is the science of acquiring knowledge to
solve specific problems. Applied science focuses of finding ways
to solve social problems and identifying effective treatments.
In other words, applied psychology deals with solving practical
human problems. The goal is to understand the whole person.***
Three Historical Roots of Applied Psychology -- outline
taken from Dr. John A. Johnson's
PSY 2 lecture --
- 19TH-CENTURY FRENCH AND GERMAN PSYCHIATRY
- SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY
- PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
The Psychology Department of The University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton, N. B., Canada provides many links to materials
for "The History of Psychology"
with their HistPsyc Headlines.
The University of Oregon Honors College in Eugene, Oregon
provides a brief history of psychology
from around 1900 until today.
Denise Theresa Fillion, a student at The University of Calgary
in Canada, presents an essay that is a short biography of Alfred Binet
and provides a practical application using the same theory Binet
used to develop his intelligence test.
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