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PSYC 405 History and Systems of Psychology

This advanced psychology course is designed as a capstone course for students with a degree plan focus in psychology. In it, students review historical trends, individuals, and the political and social influences which have influenced psychology as a science and profession in twentieth-century America. Note: Students should plan to take this course near the end of their degree plan.

Special information

Note: Students should plan to take this course near the end of their degree plan.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • History of the development of psychology as a science beginning from the First Millennium (Romans and early Christian traditions) through the Mid-Millennium tradition.
  • Improve student understanding of the relationships between philosophy and psychology.
  • Students will present an advanced knowledge of the principles of research design, the scientific method, independent and dependent variables, the various forms of validity (internal, external and construct), understand the distinctions between correlation versus causation, and the need for ethics in scientific research.
  • Students will understand the origins of psychology and the links with philosophy.
  • The student will be able to describe in detail how psychology evolved from philosophy and physiology during these key areas and identify important individuals who helped to establish psychology as a dominant science.

Summer 2021

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01 History and Systems of Psychology Starr, Gary E Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 History and Systems of Psychology Hoffman, August John Books Course details
02 History and Systems of Psychology Earhart, Michael Joseph Books Course details
21 History and Systems of Psychology Hoffman, August John Books Course details

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 History and Systems of Psychology Hoffman, August John Books Course details
50 History and Systems of Psychology Youngblood, William Books Course details
51 History and Systems of Psychology Earhart, Michael Joseph Books Course details