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History & Systems of Psychology

Fall 2005 Revised Course Calendar

 

The following is a tentative course calendar, subject to change if required by university scheduling, additional time required on a particular chapter, or other unforeseen events. Any changes to this calendar will be announced in class well in advance.

 

Week Subject Text

 

8/19 Introduction to course and policies Ch. 1

 

8/22 Philosophical Issues and Ancient Psychological Thought Ch. 2/3

8/29 Rome and the Middle Ages Ch. 4

Friday, 9/2 - Exam 1 Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4

 

9/5 The Renaissance Ch. 5

Empiricism, Associationism, and Utilitarianism Ch. 6

 

9/12 Rationalism Ch. 7

Friday, 9/16 - First Library Day

 

9/19 Mechanization and Quantification Ch. 8

Wednesday, 9/21 - Exam 2 Chs. 5, 6, 7, 8

Friday, 9/23 Second Library Day

 

9/26 Naturalism and Humanitarian Reform Ch. 9

Psychophysics and Founding Ch. 10

 

10/3 Developments after Founding Ch. 11

Functionalism Ch. 12

 

10/10 Monday, 10/10 - Exam 3 Chs. 9, 10, 11, 12

Behaviorism lecture Ch. 13/14

 

Fall Break

 

10/24 Behaviorism presentations (2); video

10/31 Gestalt lecture; Gestalt presentation Ch. 15

Psychodynamic lecture Ch. 16

11/7 Psychodynamic presentations (3)

11/14 Psychodynamic video

Humanistic lecture; Humanistic presentation Ch. 17

11/21 Existential presentation

11/28 Humanistic video; review

Friday, 12/2 - Exam 4 Chs. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

12/5 Cognitive presentation

Late 20th Century Developments Epilogue