PSYC85H3 Lecture Notes - Existentialism, Experimental Psychology, Behaviorism
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HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC85) 2008
Professor: Gerald Cupchik
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-2 pm; Thursdays 12-1 pm
Teaching Assistant: Michelle Hilscher
Office Hours: Thursdays 10-12 pm
Course Website: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~cupchik/psyc85.htm
Textbook: Benjafield’s History of Psychology
Goals of the course:
The course offers an overview of developments in psychology both as a
profession and as a discipline. Special attention is given to:
a. The philosophical contributions of the ancient Greeks.
b.The emergence of science during the Renaissance.
c. French, English, and German contributions to psychology.
d. Major developments related to psychology in the 19
e. The founding of experimental psychology.
f. Schools of psychology including: behaviourism, structuralism,
phenomenology, existentialism, functionalism and cognitivism.
(1) Midterm test and Final exam, each with 50 multiple choice questions (25 from
the text and 25 from the lecture material).