History and Philosophy of Psychology

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

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 9 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 HOL Study Period 1

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
28 Jun 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
21 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

More teaching periods
HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
29 Aug 22 - 27 Nov 22

Results:
23 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
11 Sep 22

Census:
19 Sep 22

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Oct 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
14 Mar 22 - 12 Jun 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
27 Mar 22

Census:
8 Apr 22

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Apr 22

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


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.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes: 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.