PSY425 History and Systems

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY425 History and Systems 2 1 6 Monday 9-10.50; Wed.9-9.50
Prerequisite Senior Standing It is a prerequisite to
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Course Objectives To explore the foundations of the discipline by looking at the ideas of individuals who contributed to psychology as a social science. To learn the philosophical roots and historical events that have shaped the field of psychology To gain knowledge of the perspectives of the classic contributors to the psychology in light of their personal lives and guiding scientific beliefs. To develop ability to compare and contrast psychological research and explanations for human nature and behavior.
Textbook D Brett King, Wayne Viney, W Douglas Woody (2009). A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context, (4th Edition), Pearson Education
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate how historical trends and events have influenced the development of psychology as a scientific discipline
  2. Describe the key contributions of major figures in the history of psychology and be able to relate the major perspectives to the individuals who are responsible for articulating them
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the perspectives of the classic contributors to the psychology of religion, including Freud, Jung, James, in light of their personal lives and guiding scientific beliefs
  4. Identify the connection between psychology and philosophy, on one side, and psychology and natural sciences on the other side
Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. During semester students will be evaluated through their continuous work. Students will have midterm exam, quiz, final exam, group work and two assignments.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introductory lecture Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 2 Ancient psychological thought (group 1, myth 1) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 3 Pre-psychology and assignment 1 (group 2, myth 43) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 4 Pre-psychology and assignment 1 (group 2, myth 43) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 5 Quiz
Week 6 Structuralism and Functionalism (group 4, myth 23 ) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 7 Psychoanalysis (group 5, myth 20) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 8 Midterm
Week 9 Behaviourism (group 6, myth 31) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 10 Humanistic psychologies (group 7, myth 26) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 11 Assignment 2
Week 12 Gestalt and cognitive psychology (group 8, myth 5 ) Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 13 Battle of giants Selection of relevant chapters and articles
Week 14 Q&A, wrap-up
Week 15
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Assignments and Quiz 2 10 1
In-term exam 1 20 2,3
Battle of giants 1 10 1,2,3,4
Group presentations (myths) 1 20 4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 14 28 Home Study 1 14 14
Assignments 5 4 20 Assignments 5 4 20
Active Tutorials 1 14 14 Final Exam Study 15 2 30
Home Study 1 14 14 Home Study 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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