PSYC-110 History of Modern Psychology
Fall for 2005-2006
Beginning with the intellectual context provided by the major currents of 19th century thought, this course traces the development of scientific psychology from its official founding in Leipzig in 1879 up to the present. Greatest emphasis will be placed on developments occurring between 1900 and 1950. Some major undercurrents of thought as well as the most salient features of scholarship within the mainstream of the discipline will be considered. The overriding objectives of the course are to acquaint the student with psychology's past and, through this acquaintance, to sharpen the student's critical perspective on psychology's present. Prerequisite: PSYC-001.
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