PY 702: Historical-Social Context Psychology

Synonym:

68779 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Hawes

Credits:

2

Seats:

34

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 6/7 - 7/19 (2:30PM-6:45PM)

Description:

Competency Area: History & Systems of Psychology Required of and restricted to Year IV students.

This course examines the historical and philosophical context of psychology. While attention is paid to some of the more ancient philosophical themes anticipating psychology, the focus is predominantly on a critique of modern scientific and applied psychology to expose its social-relational aspects. Current poststructuralist, social constructionist and historical critiques are integrated with voices from the history of science and modern philosophy in order to improve our understanding of where psychology is today. Meets 6/7 – 7/19.