Emergence of Psychology as a Science

The psychology emerged as a science at the beginning of the 20th Century when the early behaviourists began to question the scientific status and value of introspection. John Watson argued that rather than focus on subjective ‘private’ mental processes, psychology should study objective phenomena that could be observed and measured. This was the starting point for both the behaviourist approach and psychology emerging as a scientific discipline.

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