History and Systems of Psychology
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Psychology
Course Number: LPSY 4561
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Social Sciences
This course describes and interprets the roots and cultural contexts of the great moments in modern psychological research and discovery. It traces the development of differing systems of thought and the clashes between those systems. It reviews the tangled rise of modern psychology and gives samples of the detective work that expose some of this field's origin myths. The course is in three parts: the classical roots, the 19th century "boom," and the 20th century "bust." Co-scheduled with New School for Social Research.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Introduction to Psychology course and one Fundamentals course or permission of instructor.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fifth Year students.

Open to Senior students.