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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

PSYC 51.05 A History of Psychology and Neuroscience

“Those that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” (Philosopher George Santayana, Life of Reason, 1905).  Is that happening in the Psychological Sciences today?  The goal of this course is to enrich our understanding of modern Psychological and Brain Science by developing an understanding (and respect for) its intellectual origins.  We will trace the origins of many contemporary topics in Psychology and Neuroscience to illustrate how much of our current understanding was anticipated by earlier generations. We will see that early psychologists, physiologists, anatomists and physicians, without the aid of the modern technologies we rely on today, came up with some incredibly clever ways to solve experimental problems and provide insights that form the foundations for our modern understanding of the mechanisms of mind and brain.



Distributive and/or World Culture


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