The purpose of this course is to provide an overall view of the emergence of Psychology as a field, its historical roots; its evolution within a broader sociocultural context, and philosophical currents running throughout this evolution. Attention will be paid to the interaction of theory development and the social milieu, the cultural biases within theory and the effect of personal history on theoretical claims.
The learning goals are:
- To investigate the emergence and the development of Psychology as a unique and contributing discipline.
- To explore the various time periods in the history of Psychology through the lives and works of major figures.
- To gain insight to the formation and thinking of the various schools in Psychology.
- To consider current and recurrent crucial issues in Psychology within a historical and sociocultural as well as a multidisciplinary framework.
- To provide a solid theoretical foundation for further study in Psychology.
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psychology, counseling, social work