GPHD7203: History and Systems of Psychology

Credits 3
This course on the history and systems of psychology explores historical, methodological, and topical issues in psychology. The course will present an overview of psychology from a historical perspective (how psychology as a discipline has “evolved”) and consider some sociological and philosophical paradigms—for instance, Renaissance, positivism, or rationalism—that have impacted the development of psychology and its various schools. Transpersonal psychology stands on the shoulders of all previous schools of psychology. As we explore the development of transpersonal psychology, we will construct frameworks in which we situate and integrate the various schools.