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Winter/Spring 2015
Nov 30, 2015
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SSC 6645 - Exploring the Self
The course will examine the ways that the human subject has been studied in the modern era dating from the seventeenth century. We will compare the methods of philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, Hume, and Kant with the later scientific approach in the nineteenth century of Wundt and his contemporaries. We will examine the growth of academic psychology in America, the work of William James, the psychodynamic theories of Freud, moving on to debates about the methodological problems of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and humanistic psychology. The course will cover a great deal of the history of psychology but will mostly consist of detailed examination of the writings of selected authors.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Arts & Humanities Division
Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

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