DPSY 702 History of Psychology

Employing a biographical approach, this course details important scientific accomplishments of psychology through the lives of the men and women who pioneered the seminal theories driving the discipline. The successes and failures of these distinguished psychologists provide a thorough and complete history of the field and show students its relevance to contemporary psychology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • a proficiency in reading and writing within the conceptual framework of historical psychology;
  • an oral proficiency in understanding the genesis of psychology as a science;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and question the origin of various analysis models;
  • a familiarity with understanding the rationale of psychology within a society;
  • and a familiarity with the most recent psychological theory.