History and Systems of Psychology
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.
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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