Week 5 History And System In Psychology This week, you will submit your position p a p  e r on the topic you chose in week three. The p a p e r should adhe

Week 5 History And System In Psychology This week, you will submit your position p a p  e r on the topic you chose in week three. The p a p e r should adhere to the following guidelines:
For the main sections, it should have:

A title page
An abstract (not more than 2hundred and fifty words)
An introduction
A literature review

Please review the assignment template for details on each section.
Reference page: Remember to follow the APA format and style.
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PSY2050 Syllabus

Course Description A survey of the major and modern theories in psychology through an examination of historical controversies. An understanding of the roots of psychology in natural and social sciences. A consideration of the diversity of psychological study and the future of psychology.

Course Prerequisites PSY1001 with a C or better

Course Corequisites None

Course Length 5 Weeks

Credit Value 4

Contact Hours 40

Textbook Information Hergenhahn, B. R., & Henley, T. (2014). An Introduction to the History of Psychology . Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage. (ISBN: 9781133958093)

Material Requirements



Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 or greater processor

Windows 7 with SP 1, or higher


20 GB recommended hard drive space

1280×800 display (1280×1024 recommended) with 16-bit color


DVD-ROM drive

OpenGL 2.0-capable system


Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

Mac OS X v. 10.7 or higher

2 GB of RAM

20 GB free hard drive space recommended

1280×800 display


DVD Drive

OpenGL 2.0-capable system


Microsoft Office Standard (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Norton AV (Version 10.2 or higher), Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version 10 or higher) 3




Windows: The two latest releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Mac:The two latest releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome are supported.

Course Competencies
Describe the major historical and contemporary theories in psychology

Recognize and discuss the foundations of psychology in Ancient Greece

Recognize and discuss the contributions of work from the period of Rome through the Middle Ages in the field of Psychology

Distinguish the periods of the reawakening of intellectual life and the emergence of modern science

Distinguish the contributions of the France, Britain, and Germany to the field of psychology

Distinguish the early historical influences through the 19th century

Describe the theories of the 20th century including the third Force Movement, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis, Gestalt, American Functionalism, and Neofunctionalism

Argue the implications of historical controversies on contemporary issues

Grading Scale GRADING SCALE:
100 – 90


89 – 80


79 – 70


69 – 60


59 – Below


Evaluation Requirements

EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS: The components may differ because the instructional delivery and evaluation methodology of on-ground and online require different assessment protocols for student outcomes to be effectively evaluated. The percentages listed below reflect evaluation and assessment methods appropriate for on-ground and online delivery of this course. Students can expect ten (10) hours of instructional engagement for every one (1) quarter credit hour of a course. Instructional engagement activities include lectures, presentations, discussions, group-work, and other activities that would normally occur during class time. Instructional engagement activities may occur in a face-to-face meeting or in the e-classroom.

In addition to instructional engagement, students can expect to complete at least twenty (20) hours of outside work for every one (1) quarter credit hour of a course. Outside work includes preparing for and completing readings and assignments. Such outside work also includes, but is not limited to, all research associated with completing assignments, work with others to complete a group project, participation in tutorials, labs, simulations, and other electronic activities that are not a part of the instructional engagement, as well as any activities related to preparation for instructional engagement.

Other academic work leading to the awarding of credit hours requires at least an equivalent amount of work as listed in the paragraph above and shall be applied to other academic activities as established by the institution, including laboratory work, internships, practica, and studio work. For example, one quarter credit hour is also equivalent to at least 20 hours of lab work, 30 hours of externship or clinical practicum, or a combination of the equivalencies.

Weekly Assignments Due Date Points

Week 1, Day 1 0

Week 1 Knowledge Check
Week 1, Day 2 5

Week 1 Discussion
Week 1, Day 3 80

Week 1 Project
Week 1, Day 7 50

Week 2 Knowledge Check
Week 2, Day 2 5

Week 2 Discussion
Week 2, Day 3 80

Week 2 Project
Week 2, Day 7 50

Week 3 Knowledge Check
Week 3, Day 2 5

Week 3 Discussion
Week 3, Day 3 80

Week 3 Project
Week 3, Day 7 185

Week 4 Knowledge Check
Week 4, Day 2 5

Week 4 Discussion
Week 4, Day 3 80

Week 4 Project
Week 4, Day 7 50

Week 5 Knowledge Check
Week 5, Day 2 5

Week 5 Discussion
Week 5, Day 3 80

Week 5 Project
Week 5, Day 7 240

Total Points 1000

Order of Presentation


Week Text(s), Chapters and Readings Topics

Week 1
From your textbook, 

An Introduction to the History of Psychology
,read the following chapters:


Ancient Greece

Rome and the Middle Ages

Renaissance Science and Philosophy

The Beginnings of Philosophical Inquiry

The Pursuit of Knowledge

From the Early Greeks to the Middle Ages

Other Cultural Influences

Week 2
From your textbook, An Introduction to the History of Psychology
,read the following chapters:

Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism


Romanticism and Existentialism

From Philosophy to Science

The Life of a Scientist

Rationalism & Empiricism

Week 3
From your textbook, 
An Introduction to the History of Psychology , read the following chapters:

Physiology and Psychophysics

Evolution and Individual Differences

Advancements in Physiology

Theory of Evolution

Psychology – a Natural or Human Science


Week 4
From your textbook, An Introduction to the History of Psychology 7th
, read the following chapters:

Early Approaches to Psychology

American Psychology and Functionalism

Gestalt Psychology


Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology


Founding of the American Psychological Association

Gestalt Psychology

Humanistic Psychology

Week 5
From your textbook,
An Introduction to the History of Psychology 7th ,read the following chapters:



Early Considerations of Mental Illness


Cognitive Psychology

Psychology Today


Cognitive Psychology


From your course textbook, Sociology in Our Times:

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