PSYC85H3: History of Psychology

A survey of developments in Western philosophy and science which influenced the emergence of modern psychology in the second half of the Nineteenth Century. Three basic problems are considered: mind-body, epistemology (science of knowledge), and behaviour/motivation/ethics. We begin with the ancient Greek philosophers, and then consider the contributions of European scholars from the Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. Twentieth Century schools are discussed including: psychoanalysis, functionalism, structuralism, gestalt, behaviourism, and phenomenology.

[(PSYB01H3) or (PSYB04H3) or PSYB70H3] and [PSYB07H3 or STAB22H3 or STAB23H3] and [1.0 credit at the B-level in PSY courses]
PSY450H, (PSY300H)
Priority will be given to senior students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Psychology and Mental Health Studies. Senior students in the Major programs in Psychology and Mental Health Studies will be admitted as space permits.
History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies
Partnership-Based Experience