CPY-855 : History and Systems

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Counseling Psychology
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides an overview of the historical traditions and originating systems of thought that have developed in the current field of counseling and psychology in the modern era. This course will explore the roots of psychology by tracing the growth of philosophy and the natural sciences and identify the paramount thinkers that have shaped our knowledge of behavior, insight, and attachment. In addition to learning about the major schools and systems of psychology (e.g., Functionalism, Gestalt, Behaviorism, etc.), this course will also explore the political and historical forces that shaped the development of the various psychological theories. 3 credits