PSY30013 History and Philosophy of Psychology

Unit code: PSY30013

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

This unit provides students with a broad and eclectic view of the history and philosophy of psychology. It surveys a selection of interesting and influential events, people, and ideas and uses these as a focus to critically examine issues that directly and indirectly shape the discipline as it is practiced today. 

Students will be able to:
1. Describe significant figures, events, and ideas in the history of psychology.
2. Interpret the significance of these figures, events, and ideas with respect to their context.
3. Identify the impact of these figures, events, and ideas on evolution of psychology as a discipline.
4. Critically evaluate the philosophical, social, and scientific basis for psychological concepts and methods.
5. Synthesise arguments concerning psychological opinion, theory, and practice.

This unit is found in the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences