History and Systems of Psychology
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPSY 4001
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In this capstone course we study the historical development of psychology, ranging from ideas about the “mind” in Antiquity, the Enlightenment, and beyond. We critically examine key historical and social events, people who shaped the field, the philosophical underpinnings of the discipline, and we consider when and why psychology became a science. This course has a large online component, and requires group-designed final presentations.