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PSYC 622 - Historical Foundations of a Scientific Psychology

Credits: (3)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in psychology or permission of the instructor.
Discussion of the role of psychologists as scientists, from the inception of the field to the present. Issues to be discussed include the advantages and disadvantages of the scientific method as a mode of inquiry, the concept of scientific progress, and the status of psychology as a science. The course will trace the historical development of the various schools of psychology and describe the factors that have led to psychology’s current position as both a basic and an applied science.



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