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PSYC 427 - History of Psychology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and at least nine hours in psychology; or consent of instructor
See Addenda  for changes to this course effective Spring 2020.

This course will cover psychology’s philosophical, scientific and cultural foundations. It has been said that psychology has a brief history but a long past. As such, the course begins with ancient Greek psychological theories and progresses through Hellenism, Romanism, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the start of scientific psychology in the late 1800s, and the subsequent explosion of specialization that lead to modern psychological thinking. Eminent thinkers and intellectual trends will be addressed, as well as the rise of science and its impact on understanding behavior and the mind. Offered annually. (Formerly PSYC 319)