Genealogies of Psychology: Histories, Systems & Contemporary Debates

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Genealogies of Psychology
Fall 2024
Taught By: Sedef Ozoguz
Section: A

CRN: 17182

Credits: 3

How did we arrive at modern-day Western Psychology? How might looking at the history of studying the human mind deepen our understanding of psychology today? How did some of the transformations of theories and methods of inquiry through history impact culture, including current systems and models of psychological functioning? This course explores key figures, concepts, and developments in the history of psychology from the Renaissance to the present. We will look closely at psychology's interdisciplinary roots, its emergence as a twentieth-century science, and primary schools of psychological thought (e.g., structuralism and functionalism, behaviorism, cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, social constructionism, and neuroscience). Additionally, we will examine the professionalization of psychology, and the role psychologists have played in identifying, diagnosing, and treating psychiatric illnesses. The course will emphasize the interplay between sociocultural, philosophical, and political discourses, psychological methods and concepts, and the scientific and cultural status of the field.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:56am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024