PSY 330
History and Systems of Psychology
Online Course

PSY 330 History and Systems of Psychology

3 Semester Units

History and Systems of Psychology offers a biographical approach to the history, methods, and theories in the field of psychology. The philosophical and scientific roots of psychology are explored to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of modern psychology’s early beginnings.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Present philosophical issues in psychology and other sciences.
  • Promote an awareness of the ways that historical developments outside of psychology shape the discipline.
  • Discuss the roots, the theories, and the relevance of several of the major trends in modern psychology including functionalism, structuralism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, humanistic psychology, and cognitive psychology.
  • Examine the ways in which world views (religious, political, moral, and psychological) shape views of humans and psychology.
  • Explore the evolution of ideas within philosophy and psychology.

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