History of Psychology

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of Psychology

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    History, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    As a discipline develops in time it produces both a theory and a history. This course traces the history of psychological research and the history of the concepts and categories underpinning theoretical and empirical work in modern psychology. It concentrates on the development of psychology in the 19th and 20th centuries, including an exploration of the earlier philosophical background. To identify the historical antecedents of present-day research activity, lectures will be given by members of staff focussing on the history of their particular research area as well as core content. The course aims to inform students on the intellectual background to the discipline as well as the research history of specific topics within the discipline.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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