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PSY 497 Sr Seminar: History & Systems

This course will provide students with a capstone experience that focuses on the intellectual roots of modern psychology, including contributions from ancient and modern philosophy and evolutionary theory. The founders and other figures in the history of psychology are discussed, as well as their schools of thought: structuralism, functionalism, Gestalt psychology, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, humanism, cognitive psychology, and contemporary and modern psychology, including efforts to create a unified theory of psychology. Additional topics included are the history of clinical psychology (views and treatment of mental illness) and the rise of mental testing. Fulfills writing-intensive requirement. Prerequisite: PSY 299 completed with a C or better. Successful completion of the seminar with a grade of C or better required for graduation. Open to senior Psychology majors. Open to senior Forensic Psychology majors with instructor's permission. Fall