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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

History and Systems of Psychology (PSY 305)


Varies; self-study format

Various; distance learning format

March 2021 - Present

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: Identify the cultural roots of psychology; examine the empirical and nonempirical approaches of Greek scholars; recount the role Christianity played in the history of psychology; detail the impact of the Italian Renaissance; compare and contrast empirical scientific psychology with philosophical models; recount the contributions of French academics; explain how knowledge is acquired according to the British; define mental activity within the context of the German school of thought; understand when and how psychology became an independent discipline; list the movements that established psychology’s intellectual foundations; differentiate between Functional psychology and Gestalt psychology; discuss how Behaviorism deviated from traditional views; understand the extent of psychology’s malleability; name and describe the various aspects of phenomenology and existential philosophy; and illustrate how psychology has evolved in Asian countries. 


Major topics include: studying the history of psychology; philosophical influences on psychology; physiological influences on psychology; women and ;minorities in psychology; the new psychology; structuralism in psychology; antecedent influences on functionalism; development of functionalism; applied psychology; antecedent influences on behaviorism; development of behaviorism; evolution of behaviorism; gestalt psychology; important theories in psychoanalysis; and contemporary developments in psychology.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).