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History and Systems of Psychology (PSY400)
39 hours (13 weeks).
April 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to describe the history and the development of the science of psychology; explain the different theoretical viewpoints and research methods used in the psychological systems that comprise the field of psychology.
This course explores the development of the science of psychology. Topics include: pre-scientific psychology such as mental healing, phrenology; the birth of the science of psychology including Wundt, Ebbinghaus; Scientific psychology in America; Early schools of American Psychology, Structuralism, Functionalism; Applied Psychology in America, Psychoanalysis, Freud; Neo-Freudian (Adler, Erikson, Jung and Horney) Behaviorism; Radical Behaviorism; Social Action and Social Change; Gender differences, Gestalt and cognitive psychology. Students are required to complete a number of quizzes/ essays covering specific assigned topics, a research paper/ final. They will also submit article summaries, a research paper and group projects for their course evaluation.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (4/16).