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History and Systems of Psychology - Spring 2009

 

Dr. Terese Hall

office GC 2C32, ext. 6542, email thall@oru.edu

website drteresehall.tripod.com

 

Course Calendar

 

The following is a tentative course calendar.  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 and posted on my website.

 

Week                      Subject                                                                                                                                   Text Chs.

1-1/8                       Introduction to course; Questions in psychology                                                         1

 

2-1/13                     Questions in psychology                                                                                                   1

 

3-1/20                     Greek philosophers; Faith & reason                                                                                 2, 3

                                (1/20 essay #1 due)

                               

4-1/27                     Beginnings of modern science; Empiricism & rationalism                                            4, 5, 6

               

5-2/3                       Unit test on chapters 1-6 (February 3)

Romanticism & existentialism                                                                                            7

(2/12 essay #2 due)         

 

6-2/10                     Early experimental psychology                                                                                          8, 9                         

 

7-2/17                     Darwinian influences; Functionalism                                                                               10, 11

                                (2/19 essay #3 due)

 

8-2/24                     Unit test on chapters 7-11 (February 24)      

                                Behaviorism presentation                                                                                                   12, 13                                     

9-3/3                       Behaviorism lecture

                                                                                                               

10-3/10                   Behaviorism video; Gestalt psychology                                                                          12, 13, 14                               

 

SPRING BREAK

                                                                                                               

11-3/24                   Freudian presentation                                                                                                         16

                                (3/26 spring revival)

                               

12-3/31                   Psychodynamic lecture & video                                                                                       16, 17

                                (4/2 Time line due)

                                                               

13-4/7                     Humanistic/existential presentation & lecture                                                                18

                                               

14-4/14                   Humanistic/existential video                                                                                              18

Unit test on chapters 12-14, 16-18 (April 16)

                               

15-4/21                   Postmodern influences (4/21 essay #5 due)                                                                 21