Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
History and Systems of Psychology (PSY400)
Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
April 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: trace the development of the science of psychology, including its many sub-disciplines; summarize and compare the distinctive characteristics, theoretical viewpoints, and research methods used in the psychological systems that comprise the ever-evolving science and profession of psychology; identify and contrast the main contributors to these systems; explain the sociocultural influences that contributed to the development of psychology and the influence of psychology on sociocultural norms.
Topics include development of the science of psychology, 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.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (4/16) (3/21 revalidation).