Spring 2023 - PSYC 308 D100

History and Systems of Modern Psychology (3)

Class Number: 6086

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCC 9002, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Timothy Racine
    tracine@sfu.ca
    Office: RCB 6324
    Office Hours: TBA
  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines the development of modern psychology from the founding of the first laboratories in the late 19th century to the present. The development and revisions of the major theoretical systems of psychology are examined from a comparative and critical perspective. Students with credit for PSYC 207 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

The systems, or schools, of modern psychology (e.g., psychoanalysis, behaviourism) are often used as tools to explain the history of the discipline.  But there are other ways of telling this story. For example, some claim that early philosophers had a psychology that anticipated the modern use of the term.  Others believe this is misleading and wonder how we can speak of psychology before the discipline had even begun.  In other words, the history of psychology is itself, in part, a matter of academic debate, and part of our job in this course will be to come to terms with what it means for psychology to have a history.

Grading

  • Writing Assignments: 100%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook for this course. The readings will be available through the course Canvas site.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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