PSY6007: History and Systems

Credits 3
This course examines the foundational roots of modern psychological thought and methodology. It includes a review of the theory, research, and paradigm assumptions associated with the psychoanalytic, humanistic, existential, behavioral, cognitive, and transpersonal schools of thought, and the Western and Eastern philosophical traditions from which they originated. The student will be invited to evaluate the impact of these ideas on contemporary understandings of human development and potential, as well as perception of psychopathology and healing. The course also examines the cultural, political, and scientific atmosphere within which these theories emerged and the pioneers that gave rise to those ideas.