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Plato & the Matrix

0 Commentsby   |  01.22.13  |  Professor Posts

Here is an interesting video in which some living philosophers discuss how the movie the Matrix addresses ideas that Plato and others first presented.

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Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” in claymation

0 Commentsby   |  01.22.13  |  Professor Posts

Here is the Allegory of the Cave spoken to a claymation video representation of it.  One option for Essay #1 is to discuss applications of the Allegory in the History of Psychology.  You can go a lot of directions with that… for instance, there’s an irony in the way contemporary advertising presents an image (think airbrushed models) that is a shadow (but in this case an enhanced one) of reality and which has very real psychological impact.  You get the idea…

Plato’s allegory

Helpful links (for posts or essays)

0 Commentsby   |  08.27.12  |  Professor Posts

Chain Links

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The History of Psychology

Mind & Body: A history

History of Psychology Archives

George Boeree’s History of Psychology

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Instructions for remote posting

0 Commentsby   |  08.25.12  |  Professor Posts

Write an email to: 1320_PSYC49301@groupmail.acu.edu

Put the Post title in the Subject line of your email.

Type your email.

To add media (video, audio…) simply make sure the link (for instance youtube URL) is on its own line.

Welcome to our class blog!

0 Commentsby   |  01.09.10  |  Professor Posts

snoopy-writingHistory of Theories in Psychology is a capstone class requiring students to not only become familiar with the intellectual history of our field, including leading thinkers, major theories, landmark studies and recurring debates, but also to be able to think critically, to form personal opinions, to be able to compare and contrast the various schools of thought, to wrestle themselves with the timeless questions.  What is consciousness?  Is man’s comportment determined or freely chosen?  How are the body and mind related?  What is the nature of scientific inquiry?  Are humans basically rational or irrational?  Is nature or nurture the primary influence on behavior?

Welcome to our class blog where, in coming weeks, you will be posting comments in response to your classmates’ presentations.  The purpose of the blog is to provide interaction and dialogue outside the classroom.  I look forward to learning from you and benefiting from each one of your unique perspectives.

Let the writing begin!…  and don’t worry, it’s only a blog, not your ultimate and final statement of your beliefs and personhood!  Don’t be too critical of your thoughts or writing.  Take a chance and share them!