PSY 497  Capstone in Psychology: History and Systems

This course provides a rationale and method for studying the history of psychology as a distinct academic and professional discipline. The course also surveys important theoretical systems used to build the science and application of psychology. In addition, the impact of these historical and theoretical precedents upon contemporary research and practice are discussed. Prereq: Senior Standing, PSY 303, F, Sp

This is a required course for anyone who declared their major as of Fall 2005 or later.

No online syllabus just yet. If you are registered in my class, you can get a current copy from me or from the course website which is password protected. I'll work on this over the summer.  I can tell you that this is a DISCUSSION based class for which participation is mandatory.  Note that participation is not the same thing as attendance!

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So - why take a history course?  You'll better understand where any field is going if you understand where it has been!  If you are even remotely considering graduate school, this course would be a good preparation for taking the GRE subject test.  It helps put your other courses in perspective.  I took this course as a graduate student and have had a blast teaching it!!!

Fall 2006 - required text - will be the same for Fall 2007.  Additional readings will be provided in class and via Blackboard.

Schultz, D. P. & Schultz, S. E. (2004). A history of modern psychology, 8th ed., Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
ISBN: 0-534-55775-9

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