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Dr. Investa Gator is trying to discover how fear prepares subjects to deal with unexpected loud noises in a dark room in which they are sitting. Dr. Gator is a(n):

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phrenologist.
structuralist.
functionalist.
Gestaltist.

  • psychology -

    What are the definitions of these words?

    I'll start you out with phrenologist -- a person who studies the bumps and shape of the skull.

  • psychology -

    structuralist: focuses on uncovering the fundamental mental compnents of consciousness, thinking, and other types of mental states and activities

    functionalist:concertrated on what the mind, the functions of mental activity, and the role of behavior in allowing people to adapt to their environments

    Gestaltist:foucses on the organization of perception and thinking in a whole sense rather than on the individual elements of perception

  • psychology -

    How about functionalist?

  • psychology -

    functionalist:concertrated on what the mind, the functions of mental activity, and the role of behavior in allowing people to adapt to their environments

  • psychology -

    I think it is functionalist, however i am not sure.

  • psychology -

    I agree with you -- functionalist.

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    thanks

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    You're welcome.

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