Onsider the Impact of Applied and Behaviorist Psychology on the Field

In this activity you will consider this important change in orientation and methods in psychology and ponder the impact that this had on psychology, and on the zeitgeist itself.

Additional Resources
Schultz & Schultz (2012) Chapters 8, 9
Classics in the History of Psychology

Suggested Supplementary Resources:
Green, C.D., Shore, M.T., Teo, T. (Eds.) (2001) The transformation of psychology: Influences of 19th century philosophy, technology, and natural science.
Simonton, D.K. (2002). Great psychologists and their times: Scientific insights into psychologys history.
Sternberg, R. D. (Ed.) (2003). Psychologists defying the crowd: Stories of those who battled the establishment and won.
Sternberg, R.D. (Ed). (2003). The anatomy of impact: What makes the great works of psychology great.

4 Main Task: Consider the Impact of Applied and Behaviorist Psychology on the Field
Schulz and Schulz (2008) wrote:

J. R. Angell at the University of Chicago, perhaps the most progressive of the functional psychologists, predicted that American psychology was ready for greater objectivity. In 1910, he commented that it seemed possible that the term consciousness would disappear from psychology, much as the term soul had disappeared. (p. 293).

Taking the above statement as a beginning point, write a paper pondering the impact that applied and behaviorist psychology has had on the field of psychology. Consider:

On what did Angell base his opinion?
What persons or ideas in early behaviorism would carry out the trend that Angell predicted?
What factors in the zeitgeist supported this trend?
How was the development of Industrial Organizational psychology part of this movement?
In your opinion what impact does the shift from an emphasis on consciousness to an emphasis on behavior have on psychology?
Support your paper with reference to two articles published in peer reviewed journals. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages (app. 350 words per page)

Onsider the Impact of Applied and Behaviorist Psychology on the Field

Schulz and Schulz (2012) wrote:

J. R. Angell at the University of Chicago, perhaps the most progressive of the functional psychologists, predicted that American psychology was ready for greater objectivity. In 1910, he commented that it seemed possible that the term consciousness would disappear from psychology, much as the term soul had disappeared. (p. 209)

Use the statement above as a beginning point, and then write a paper concerning the impact that applied and behaviorist psychology has had on the field of psychology. Be sure your paper answers the following questions:
i??On what did Angell base his opinion?
i??What persons or ideas in early behaviorism would carry out the trend that Angell predicted?
i??What factors in the zeitgeist supported this trend?
i??How was the development of Industrial Organizational psychology part of this movement?
i??In your opinion, what impact does the shift from an emphasis on consciousness to an emphasis on behavior have on psychology?

Support your paper with reference to two articles published in peer reviewed journals. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course, and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.