Psychology Syllabus

Psychology Syllabus

Course Description for Psychology:

This course reflects the study by two professors who are authorities in their fields. Daniel N. Robinson demonstrates that from the dawn of rigorous and self-critical inquiry in ancient Greece, reflections about human nature have been linked to the cultures from which they arose, and each definable historical age has added its own character and tone to this long tradition. Professor Fancher traces the evolution of this influential science through personal triumphs and disappointments of a fascinating gallery of individuals from Descartes, Gall, and Kant to James, Piaget, and Skinner.AIU’s Mission and Vision are founded upon the Declaration of Human Rights which specifies Education as a human right. AIU is doing its part by making learning materials, college courses, and academic research Publicly Accessible. This online distance learning Psychology course is open to the public as part of Atlantic International Univerity's Open Access Initiative (AIU Open Access). In order to gain college credit and/or receive the completion certificate for Psychology, participants must be registered as students with AIU.

Topics and Lessons for Psychology:

  1. Lesson 1: Introduction to Psychology
  2. Lesson 2: Aristotle (385-322 B.C.E and Psychology)
  3. Lesson 3: Scholastic Psychology
  4. Lesson 4: Empiricism
  5. Lesson 5: Nineteenth Century Psychology
  6. Lesson 6: The Foundation of Modern Psychology
  7. Lesson 7: The Sensing and Perceiving Mind
  8. Lesson 8: Psychology in America
  9. Lesson 9: Mind in Conflict: The Psychoanalytic Psychology
  10. Lesson 10: The Developing Mind

Objectives for Psychology:

  • Understand the Origins of the field of Psychology.
  • Know the key figures and founders of modern and anchient Psychology.
  • Differentiate between Theories in Psychology.
  • Be proficient in the concepts and issues surounding the Developing Mind, Empiricism, Perception, and Psychoanalytics.