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.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

Dates:
10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

Results:
31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

Census:
4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

HOL Study Period 1
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
27 Jun 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
20 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Hawthorn

HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
28 Aug 23 - 26 Nov 23

Results:
22 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
10 Sep 23

Census:
18 Sep 23

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Oct 23


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 (ULO)
 
On successful completion of this unit students 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