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University of Texas at Arlington
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Psyc 4355 - THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

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History of Psychology PSYC 4355 T Th 9 30 AM 11 AM Andrew Baum PhD 424 Life Sciences Building Office hours LS 501 T Th 3 PM 5 PM 817 272 0530 The purpose of this course is to study the development of psychology as a scientific discipline Psychology did not spring simultaneously from developing civilization but rather has a long history and has changed a great deal as it has become the major scientific and health care discipline that psychology has become Learning Objectives The history of any discipline is useful in several ways In addition to its inherent interest value learning about how this discipline developed and where its major ideas and controversies came from allows students in the field to gain important insight into modern ideas methods and assumptions about human and animal behavior Student objectives for this course are 1 To be able to identify major streams of thought during the evolution of psychology 2 To be able to recognize major contributions to the development of psychology 3 To be able to trace the roots of major modern theories and accounts of human behavior Grading Your grade in the course will be based on a group project worth 40 pts and periodic quizzes on material covered in class and in the readings There will be 8 quizzes typically on Tuesdays which will consist of short answer questions and matching questions Each quiz will be worth 10 points meaning that it is possible to earn 120 points with perfect scores on each quiz and the group project 40 8 x 10 120 90 100 A 80 89 B 70 79 C 60 69 D Below 60 F This means that you do not need to complete all of the quizzes and that you can keep track of your grades There will be no make up quizzes and students who are not in the classroom by 9 40 AM will not be allowed to complete that particular quiz Some examples about how this can work Student A takes 7 quizzes and gets 90 on each one Grade scores on quizzes 63 You must complete and participate in the group project in order to pass the course



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