PSY 3019: History and Systems of Psychology


This course will provide historical context for the modern theoretical perspectives in psychology. The course will discuss the philosophical and physiological context that proceeded psychology, the founding of psychology, the development of psychology through different theoretical perspectives, and the applications of psychology to present day.


  1. Explain the diversity of contributions to the contemporary fields of psychology.
  2. Describe internal-external approaches to the study of psychology.
  3. Examine the early history of psychology as a domain of philosophy.
  4. Discuss the transition of psychology from primarily a philosophical discipline into a scientific discipline.
  5. Examine general-scientific landmark events and concepts in the study of psychology.
  6. Analyze ways in which psychology has influenced broader institutions.
  7. Describe personalistic-naturalistic approaches to the study of psychology.


  1. PSY 1010


A history of psychology: Globalization, ideas, and applications (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Routledge (2018)
Author: Lawson, R. B., Anderson, E. D., & Cepeda-Benito, A.
ISBN: 9780415788274
Price: (No information available)

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