Instructor: Dr Anna Taylor
A survey of the history of modern psychology, from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th. The more important empirical findings of psychology and related disciplines will be examined together with their theoretical explanations. The course will lead to an examination of the causes of differential scientific progress in the various subfields of psychology.
Available in Winter 2018 and Winter 2019.
PREREQUISITE PSYC 100/6.0.
A survey of the history of modern psychology, from the 19th century to the present day. Important empirical findings in psychology and related disciplines will be examined in terms of their historical background and theoretical impact. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the progress in the various subfields of psychology. In addition, the contribution of Canadian researchers to the emergence of modern day psychology will be discussed.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Describe philosophical traditions that laid the groundwork for modern psychology.
• Identify the events in the history of scientific, applied, and professional psychology.
• Outline key perspectives in scientific, applied, and professional psychology.
• Discuss how the development of psychology was shaped by external forces.
• Identify important figures in the emergence of psychology and describe their contribution to the field.
• Describe how psychology has and continues to shape society.
• Evaluate the influence of Canadian research on modern psychology