History and Philosophy of Psychology
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Unit Code: PSY30013
Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week
About this unit
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:
- Describe significant figures, events, and ideas in the history of psychology.
- Interpret the significance of these figures, events, and ideas with respect to their context.
- Identify the impact of these figures, events, and ideas on evolution of psychology as a discipline.
- Critically evaluate the philosophical, social, and scientific basis for psychological concepts and methods.
- Synthesise arguments concerning psychological opinion, theory, and practice
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