History of Psychology

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of Psychology

Spring 2019

Taught By: Katrina Hacker

Section: A

CRN: 6943

Credits: 4

How might looking at the history of studying the human mind deepen our understanding of innovations in psychology today? This course covers key figures, concepts, and developments in the history of psychology from ancient times to the present. We will look closely at the interdisciplinary roots of psychology, its emergence as a twentieth century science, and at major schools of psychological thought (e.g. functionalism, behaviorism, cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience). Additionally, we will examine the professionalization of psychology and the role psychologists have played in identifying, diagnosing, and treating psychiatric illness. Throughout the course, we will emphasize the interplay between sociocultural, philosophical, and political discourses and the psychological concepts and methods of the time. Special attention will be paid to the contributions of women and other marginalized voices that are frequently left out of the history of the discipline.  Prerequisite: One Lang fundamentals course, or ULEC, Introduction to Psychology with a grade of "C" or higher.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Psychology (LPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:45am 4/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 911

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019