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Psychology 354 History & Systems of Psychology

Fall 2006 Revised Course Calendar

 

The following is a revision of the course calendar appearing in your syllabus.  It is 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

 

8/17      Introduction to course and policies                                                        Ch. 1

 

8/22      Questions in psychology; Greek philosophers                                        Ch. 1, 2

           

8/29     Faith & reason; Beginnings of modern science                                     Ch. 3, 4

           

         9/5        Test over chapters 1-4 (September 5)

            Empiricism; Rationalism                                                                      Ch. 5, 6

 

9/12     Romanticism &existentialism; Early views mental illness            Ch. 7, 15

           

9/19     Test over chapters 5-7 & 15 (September 19)

            Early experimental psychology                                                            Ch. 8, 9

 

9/26     Darwinian influences; Functionalism                                                     Ch. 10, 11

           

10/3      Gestalt psychology                                                                              Ch. 14

            Test over chapters 8-11 & 14 (October 5)

 

10/10    Behaviorism presentation; Neobehaviorism presentation                        Ch. 12, 13

 

FALL BREAK

 

         10/24    Behaviorism lecture; cognitive-behavioral video                                    Ch. 12, 13

                                           

10/31    Psychodynamic presentations (2)                                                         Ch. 16, 17

        

11/7     Psychodynamic lecture; video                                                              Ch. 16, 17

 

11/14    Test over chapters 12, 13, 16, 17 (November 14)

            Humanistic presentation                                                                      Ch. 18                                            

        

11/21    Humanistic lecture                                                                              Ch. 18          

            11/23 Thanksgiving holiday                                                      

 

11/28    Humanistic video; Psychobiology presentation                                      Ch. 18, 19

                                                     

12/5      Cognitive psychology presentation; Contemporary psychology               Ch. 20, 21