PSYC 325

History and Systems of Psychology

This course focuses on the development of psychology from its origins in philosophy to its establishment as a distinct experimental science. The class evaluates the contributions of philosophers and psychologists in terms of the political, cultural, social, and intellectual tenor of the times. Students gain historical sophistication and develop the ability to critically examine both historical and current issues in psychology.

Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and one additional 200-400 level psychology course, or permission of instructor.