Course 3204: Contemporary History and Systems of Applied Psychology

I. The value of history to applied psychology (Rd: Schultz, C 1; Leary, C 1)

  • Applied Psychology and the history of the professions
  • Philosophy of Science: Theories, systems, and schools

II. Metaphors and truth claims: Psychology emerges as a science (Rd: Leary, C 10)

  •  Philosophy and psychology (Rd: Schultz, C 2; Leary, C 2)
  • Biology and psychology (Rd: Schultz, C 3; Leary, C 3)

 III. The study of consciousness: The establishment of psychology as a science (Rd: Leary, C 4)

  • Wundt and the Leipzig tradition (Rd; Schultz, C 4)
  • Structuralism: Titchener and instrospectionism (Rd: Schultz, C 5)

IV. Functionalism (Rd: Leary, C 5 & 6)

  • Evolution and individual differences (Rd: Schultz, C 6)
  • American Functionalism (Rd: Schultz, C 7)
  • Applied and developmental psychology (Rd: Schultz, C 8)
    1. Mental testing; 2. Eugenics; 3. Clinical psychology; 4. Educational psychology

 V. Applied psychology in Canada

  •  Community psychology and the Canadian Mental Hygiene Committee
  • The Child Study Movement in Canada

VI. Early behavioral psychology (Rd: Schultz, C 9; Leary C 7)

  • Animal psychology
  • Classical Conditioning

 VII. Behaviorism (Rd: Schultz, C 10)

  • Watson and new behavioral methods
  • Popular psychology

VIII. Modern behaviorism (Rd: Schultz, C 11)

  • Operant Conditioning
  • Behavior modification in the clinic and classroom

 IX. Gestalt psychology (Rd: Schultz, C 12; Leary, C 8)

  •  Kohler and the mind of apes
  • Lewin and field theory
  • Social psychology and constructionism

 X. Classical psychoanalysis (Rd: Schultz, C 13; Leary, C 9)

  • Freud
  • Psychological determinism and the unconscious

XI. NeoFreudians (Rd: Schultz, C 14)

  •  Descendants and dissidents
  • The Relational School

 XII. The Cognitive Revolution (Rd: Schultz, C 15)

  •  Humanism
  • Genetic epistemology
  • Cognitive Science

XIII. The future of psychology (Rd: Leary C 11)

  •  Post modernism
  • Critical theory
  • New paradigms