The first assignment is to choose one of the following people: Aristotle, Berkeley, Descartes, Donders, Ferrier, Galileo, Gall, Locke, Munsterberg, Von Helmholtz. Then answer these questions:
- When did the person live? Who else, relevant to our history, was alive at that time? What other important events were happening in the world, in general?
- What important contributions to the forwarding of physiology, philosophy, or psychology did this person make? What mistakes or false steps did the person make? How did these mistakes affect their own thinking and the thinking of others?
- Where does the person fall in the timeline of the topic? Whose ideas influenced his thinking, and whom did his ideas influence?
- Discuss any modern ideas that may be descendants of this person’s thinking.
Oh well, I'm off to write the paper. Anyone want to volunteer to read the first draft? LOL