Psychology & Psychiatry: History & Philosophy

University of Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology & Psychiatry: History & Philosophy

  • Host University

    University of Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (12 credit points of Intermediate HPSC units) OR (Credit or greater in an HPSC Intermediate unit) OR (12 Intermediate credit points in Psychology units)

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Across the unit we examine one of the most interesting aspects of the history and philosophy of science. viz., the scientific practices and assumptions involved in making human beings an object of study. We will examine the ways in which psychologists and psychiatrists have investigated human nature, the kinds of experimental approaches they have developed to that end, the major controversies in this field, and the basic philosophical assumptions that have been made in the sciences of human nature. We investigate the developments of psychological theories and investigative methods as well as the development of psychiatric theory, treatment methods, and institutions.

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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.