PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology
S1T 2010 DL
Kitchen, Michelle (Miki) M.
PhD., Educational PsychologyM.S., Educational PsychologyB.S., Psychology
South Carolina (EST)
M-F; 11-2 (also available by appointment)
January 09 - March 11
Greenwood, J. D. (2009). A conceptual history of psychology. Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Research Paper (Core Assessment): Each student will write develop an arguable claim that pertains to the history of psychology. They will then write a research paper that focuses on their arguable claim while they discusses the development of scientific thought starting with the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers. The student will move forward while critically analyzing two of the following schools or systems of psychology: Modern Science, Empiricism, Sensationalism, Positivism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Existentialism, Physiology, Experimental Psychology, Voluntarism, Structuralism, Evolution, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, Gestalt Psychology, Psychoanalysis, & Humanism (19 categories). The student will then discuss how the traditional schools and systems of psychology that they have selected have influenced contemporary psychology and in turn influenced their arguable claim. The student also needs to address the ethics and values that have developed with the philosophical thought of human behavior. As the student tracks two schools or systems of psychology to contemporary psychology they also discuss the cultural impact that influences them. This paper will need to be written in APA style and will need at least 14 references from professional journals. Other references can be obtained from the internet or other means. This paper will be worth up to 300 points. See the Core Assessment Rubric at the end of this syllabus.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Class assessments will consist of weekly quizzes, weekly discussion posts, weekly peer replies, research paper (core assessment), historical resume, and a proctored final exam.
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