Psychology 700: History of Psychology

  • 2 lecture hours and conference
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: At least 15 undergraduate credits in Psychology, including Psychological Statistics and a laboratory course in Experimental Psychology

Modern psychological problems are seen in historical perspective. Topics include the mind-body problem, motivation and empiricism, hedonism and reinforcement, hypnotism and spiritualism, psychophysiology and psychopathology. The nineteenth- and twentieth-century schools of psychology “structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt, psychoanalysis, and behaviorism” are reviewed, as are the contributions of philosophers and physical, biological, and social scientists.