History and Philosophy of Psychology

PSY30013 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 HOL Study Period 1

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
22 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods
HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
30 Aug 21 - 28 Nov 21

Results:
21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
12 Sep 21

Census:
20 Sep 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with a broad and eclectic view of the history and philosophy of psychology. It surveys a selection of interesting and influential events, people, and ideas and uses these as a focus to critically examine issues that directly and indirectly shape the discipline as it is practiced today.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Describe significant figures, events, and ideas in the history of psychology.
2. Interpret the significance of these figures/events/ideas with respect to their context.
3. Identify the impact of these figures/events/ideas on evolution of psychology as a discipline.
4. Critically evaluate the philosophical, social, and scientific basis for psychological concepts and methods.
5. Synthesise arguments concerning psychological opinion, theory, and practice.