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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

History and Systems of Psychology (PSY400)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

April 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (4/16) (3/21 revalidation).