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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

History and Systems (PSY 410)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain and distinguish among the major theoretical approaches utilized in psychology; discuss the history of psychology as it relates to the natural sciences, social sciences, and applied disciplines; outline the history of psychology as it relates to the evolution of methods of research and inquiry as well as theoretical conflicts; and explore the nature of scientific progress, as discussed by philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science.


This course introduces the study of the nature and purpose of philosophical reflection and emphasizes questions related to history and systems, reviews historical antecedents of contemporary psychology, and explores the critical analysis of selected psychological theories and the application of these theories in contemporary psychology.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Human Development (1/22).