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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: PSY3035 Module Title: THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.344
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: HEGARTY PJ Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Final Year PSY/APS
Assessment Pattern
1)2000 word essay (25%)
2) Written exam (75%)
Module Overview
All Level 2 Psychology modules
Module Aims
This advanced introduction to the history of psychology will lead you to think about psychological concepts, theories and methods (both past and present) like a historian rather than a psychologist.   You will show an ability to read original psychological texts and to apply conceptual frameworks used in the history of psychology to past and present psychological knowledge, theory and practice.   
Learning Outcomes
This course will draw on both original psychological  texts and more recent historical scholarship about psychology.  You will be expected to read both kinds of texts closely; to formulate questions about their merits and shortcomings, to discuss them in class, and to debate their contemporary relevance, by citing them directly, with other students.  You will be expected to develop critical arguments about psychology’s past and present, that are grounded in historical research about the kinds of knowledge that psychologists can legitimately develop and apply to achieve particular goals.
Module Content
The goals of historical scholarship, the history of methods and the question of psychology’s status as a science, psychoanalysis, psychological meaning making in laboratories, clinics and popular culture, feminist and post-colonial theories in the history of psychology. 
Methods of Teaching/Learning


Selected Texts/Journals

Kuhl,S.,(1994). The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism and German National  Socialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Said, E.W. (2003).  Freud and the non-European.  Verso: London.   

Shapin,S.(1996). The Scientific Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

History of Psychology, History of the Human Sciences, Journal for the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Theory and Psychology. 

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