2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference


On the Cutting Edge of Ancient Thought
Hannah E. Cummings
Dr. Steven Reschly and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors

The ancient Athenian stoa bustled with activity. Situated at the base of the Acropolis, this academic and civic heart of the city had an inspiring view of impressive religious temples, the citizens’ beloved sprawling city, and the birthplace of democracy itself. Standing in the archaeological remains of this once-energetic environment, it is easy to understand how Aristotle was inspired to found his school. Characterized by the philosopher’s habit of walking while he lectured, the institution came to be known as the Peripatetic school. The modern study of psychology consistently resurrects concepts and ideas that were first explored in ancient Greece. Three psychologists of the twentieth century have explored ideas that are directly related to their ancient predecessors. These researchers include James Angell with his definition of functionalism, Robert Sternberg and his recent developments relating to types of intelligence, and Paul Ekman and his ground-breaking discoveries on theories of emotions.

Keywords: Athenian stoa , Aristotle, Peripatetic school, James Angell , Robert Sternberg , Paul Ekman , ancient Greece, Study Abroad

Topic(s):Study Abroad

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 58-4
Location: OP 2115
Time: 3:30

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