The purpose of the course is to provide the historical context that has shaped the modern theoretical perspectives in psychology. Specifically the course will discuss the philosophical and physiological context that proceeded psychology, the founding of psychology in Germany, the origins of evolutionary psychology, the spread of psychology to America, the development of psychology through different theoretical perspectives including structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt psychology, behaviorism, and the cognitive revolution, and the applications of psychology to clinical and business contexts. The historical context should help students to identify the origins of the current subdisciplines within psychology and draw connections between research and theoretical perspectives that they discuss in other psychology courses.
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