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Psychology 306

HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY

Spring 2001

Art Warmoth
Monday-Wednesday, 2-3:50 in Stevenson 3046

Course Description: This course is intended to provide "foundational knowledge" (K. Bruffee, 1993) in the field of psychology, particularly in the areas of psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and Gestalt psychology.

THIS IS NOT A LECTURE-DISCUSSION CLASS. THE FORMAT INVOLVES EXTENSIVE LIBRARY RESEARCH, WRITING, AND STUDY/SUPPORT GROUP WORK. DISCUSSIONS WILL BE SEMINAR STYLE, BASED ON STUDENTS HAVING COMPLETED THE ASSIGNED READINGS.
The course is divided into five study units as follows:
1. FOUNDATIONS (3 weeks).
2. BEHAVIORISM ("Objectivity") (3 weeks).
3. GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY & COGNITIVE SCIENCE ("Intersubjectivity" &Systems Thinking) (3 weeks).
4. PSYCHOANALYSIS ("Subjectivity") (3 weeks).

5. REVIEW & INTERPRETATION (3 weeks).


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