Unit

School Of Psychology

History and Philosophy of PsychologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100015.7

Discipline: BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Catherine OGorman


Assumed Knowledge
Basic understanding of core concepts of personality, cognition, learning, perception, biological, social and developmental psychology and research methods is desirable


Prerequisite
101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science AND 101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  Catherine O'Gorman  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Catherine O'Gorman  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  Catherine O'Gorman  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit provides an overview of the origins and historical development of psychology. It examines the major landmarks in the history of psychology, focusing on important individuals, schools of thought, and recurrent ideas and themes. Historical conceptual problems are related to areas of controversy within contemporary psychology, and an insight is provided into the philosophical underpinnings of the various new movements and major theoretical conflicts within psychology today. The unit also provides a critical appraisal of psychology's status as a science, and explores the limits of psychological inquiry.


Courses
1500.6Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.8Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.9Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
1705.1Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
1711.2Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CURRENT
1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1834.1Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1835.2Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1865.1Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CURRENT
2786.2Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
2786.3Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6005.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
6037.1Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
6037.2Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT


Specialisations

KP1003.1PsychologyCONTINUING
M1110.1Psychological StudiesCURRENT
SM1114.1Psychology ExtensionCONTINUING
SM1115.1Psychological StudiesCURRENT
SM1124.1Psychology ExtensionCURRENT




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