[PSYC 300] Perspectives in Psychology, Past and Present
Psychological theories, methods, and knowledge are generated within a particular historical and cultural context. They also change and evolve over time. In this capstone course, students investigate major theoretical approaches, controversial issues, and new developments in the discipline of psychology, from the time of Descartes to the present day. They come to understand how disparate subfields within psychology are connected to each other by common historical rootsâ€”and how contemporary psychological knowledge has been shaped by forces and individuals inside and outside of psychology. Students also become familiar with psychologyâ€™s heroes, scoundrels, intellectual achievements, and costly errors.
Perspectives in Psychology, Past and Present
Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements
Prerequisite: Psychology 162, two 200-level courses, and junior or senior standing.