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PSYCH 210

A History of Psychology

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Overview of psychological thinking from Ancient Greece to the present. Emphasizes a critical stance toward the assumptions and implications of major psychological theories.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

May be taken concurrently with Psych 301

Note

This course contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at https://is.byu.edu/catalog/PSYCH-210-M001.

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1. Critical thinking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate basic critical thinking skills by comparing and contrasting the basic assumptions regarding human nature that have traditionally guided and shaped the various schools of contemporary psychological thought. Measurement: Short essays on exams and on group quizzes.

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2. Implications

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and evaluate the various implications that these basic assumptions about human nature have for both the theory and the practice of contemporary psychology. Measurement: Multiple choice and short essay on exams and group quizzes.

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3. Identify major figures and schools of thought

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify the major figures and schools of thought that have made significant historical and conceptual contributions to the contemporary disciplinary landscape of psychology. Measurement: Multiple choice exams and individual quizzes.

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4. Reasoned position

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to express a reasoned position on some of the enduring questions, issues, and concerns of the discipline of psychology that is faithful to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Measurement: Essay questions on exams.