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PSYC 638  HISTORY & THEORETICAL SYSTEMS

The course is designed to review the philosophical roots of psychology, and the tensions and controversies that have been part of psychology through the ages. Students will learn about the traditional historical systems including Structuralism, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Gestalt and Depth Psychology (psychoanalysis). Effort will be made to place the developments of the field in the context of the particular era, culture, and countries where the movement originated or predominated. Finally, students will explore modern developments through a historical lens.

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites listed for this course.

Course Notes:

MA students-competency required.