was first proposed by the 18th century by Scottish philosophers Thomas Reid (1710 - 1796) and Dugald Stewart (1753 - 1828) who suggested that perception and conception could be explained simply by referring to their active powers.

FACULTY PSYCHOLOGY: "There is a range of sub-divisions within the larger subject of psychology, faculty psychology is one of these which was first put forward by Thomas Reid in the 18th century."
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