Schools of Thought

Movement Between Schools of Thought

Choose two schools of thought (physiology, experimental psychology, structuralism, functionalism, or Gestalt psychology) that were adjacent in time.

Discuss how and why a change from one to the other came about. How did the principles and values of psychologists change because of the transition? Did the subject matter being studied change in this transition? How did research methods used in the newer school of thought reflect a change in thinking and practice from the previous way of thinking and practicing? Support your ideas with specific examples from the text or other relevant sources and be sure to cite your sources.