Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 
    May 25, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 455 - History of Psychological Theories

Credits: 4
An examination of the historical roots of the various theoretical approaches adopted by modern psychologists. A major theme of the course is an examination of the conflict between advocates of introspection, or the study of human experience, and behavior observation, the study of human action. After a brief survey of classical contributions, the course concentrates on the 19th- and 20th-century theories ranging from Wundt, Freud and James to Bandura and Piaget. Consideration is given to how psychological theories are applied in the clinic and the workplace, and special attention is given to the developing division between applied and research psychology.

Prerequisite: One core course in Psychology.

Distribution Requirements: IP, SP.

Recommended for students going to graduate school.