Psychology Foundations: History and Systems in Psychology and Human Development
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Psychology has a rich history from Ancient thought to modern times. This history has bracketed the systems of thought that dominate modern day psychology as well as those that runs counter to those dominant themes. Likewise, the science of human development demands a basic understanding of the questions asked, the manner used to ask them and how the answers help explain our experience of the world. These areas serve as the foundation for most traditional psychology majors and are important for understanding the impetus of discovery in psychology. Students engaged in this program will develop the skills necessary to critique current trends in psychology through an examination of historical thought and past and current research literature. Students will be able to more fully grasp how the depth of Western thought shaped our understanding of today's psychology and themes of inclusion and exclusion of marginalized identities. Students will develop an understanding of the theories that inform human development. In both cases, students will learn how to conduct a review of the literature and the research literature to explore past and present movements in psychology and human development. The focus of our work will be in the fields of clinical and counseling psychology. Students may be interested in pairing this program with the 8-credit program Psychology Foundations: Personality Theory and Abnormal Psychology.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Psychology, education, social services, graduate school
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Weekend
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00 am
Saturday from 9:00-5:00
Located in: Olympia