History Assignment 3

Discussion Questions I: All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style and must be written at graduate level English. You must integrate the material presented in the text to support your discussion, citing in APA format. Outside sources may be used to support the text information, but not replace the text.

Your response to each question should be 1- 1 ½ pages per question. Assignment should be 6-9 pages total plus a title and reference page
Why is knowledge of Western philosophy integral to an understanding of the history of psychology? 

 Is psychology an explanatory or a descriptive science? Why?  

What is the defining feature of the early cosmologists’ thought regarding the natural world? Why is it significant?  

 Early histories of the Middle Ages depicted an absence of education and learning. Offer evidence that supports a greater degree of intellectual activity.   

To some extent, knowledge is always a product of the environment in which it is produced—it is never value- or context-free. Consider this in a comparison of the works of the medieval philosopher-theologian and the modern academic researcher.   

Consider the way in which the Age of Information (i.e., Digital Age, Computer Age) has changed the nature of communication and learning. Compare this with the way in which the printing press (1440) changed these same elements of human activity.