PS415 Psychology: History and Systems
Prerequisites: HS 201 and completion of 60 credits in the Psychology Degree Program.
This course examines the history of psychology from its ancient philosophical roots to today's theoretical perspectives and theoretical applications. Emphasis will be placed on the Greek, Roman, Early Christian, and other ancient and modern philosophers and their contributions as well as the contributions of the physical and medical sciences. The course will demonstrate how the great schools that emerged in the 20th century (Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, Gestalt Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, and the Cognitive School) owe their rise, at least in part, to advances in other social sciences, to changes in culture, and to events in history. The course will also focus on more contemporary theories and their influence, such as Feminist Psychology, Positive and Critical Psychology, Systems, Narrative and Constructivism. A library component is included.
3 Credit Hours