NPSY

3801

History & Systems of Psychology

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History & Systems of Psych

Fall 2019

Taught By: Katrina Hacker

Section: A

CRN: 7772

Credits: 3

How might looking at the history of studying the human mind deepen our understanding of psychology today? This course covers key figures, concepts, and developments in the history of psychology from the Renaissance to the present. We will look closely at the interdisciplinary roots of psychology, at its emergence as a twentieth century science, and at major schools of psychological thought (e.g. structuralism and 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. 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: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 28

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: 1:40pm 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019