History and Systems of Psychology
Consider the historical background and development of problem areas in psychology, and a survey of contemporary psychological theories in this online course.
- Psyc 303 and senior status
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
Why take History and Systems of Psychology ?
This course provides an overview of the history and systems of psychology. In this course, we will explore the roots of modern psychological thought and methodology. We will trace these roots from their origins in philosophy and the natural sciences through the early schools of psychology and into its current form. We will also examine the lives and works of the men and women whose work laid the foundation for modern psychology. By the end of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:
- Name and describe the major systems of psychology.
- Identify significant figures within each system and describe their contributions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical ideas from which the discipline of psychology arose.
- Describe the current state of psychology and explain why some systems have survived and some have vanished.
- Describe the historical events and scientific discoveries that have influenced psychology and explain how future discoveries might continue to do so.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct research on an historical figure and synthesize your findings in a written review.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. The course content is organized into 21 lesson folders. Fifteen of these lessons are connected to textbook chapters. These lessons folders contain learning outcomes and a list of tasks to complete, as well as video lectures and a quiz to assess your understanding of the material. The remaining lessons contain three proctored exams and assignments related to the Historical Figure Paper. The lesson topics include:
- The Study of the History of Psychology
- Philosophical Influences on Psychology
- Physiological Influences on Psychology
- The New Psychology
- Functionalism—Antecedent Influences
- Functionalism—Development and Founding
- Applied Psychology—The Legacy of Functionalism
- Antecedent Influences
- The Beginnings
- Behaviorism—After the Founding
- Gestalt Psychology
- Psychoanalysis—The Beginnings
- Psychoanalysis—After the Founding
- Continuing Developments in Psychology
What is required to take this online course?
The textbook for this online course is Schultz, D. P., & Schultz, S. E. (2016). A History of Modern Psychology, 11th edition, ISBN: 9781133316244.
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