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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.

Content

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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