Theories of Psychology | Humanities & Social Sciences

Theories of Psychology

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Course Objective

The course will enable students to review major theories of psychology, the historical background of the theories as well key issues and concepts of each. The course will also provide students an understanding of the propositions of each theory, advances, research support and a critique of the theory. The course will provide brief discussions of concurrent trends and future directions of each theory.

Course Content

The course will provide a history of the discipline of psychology and its evolution over the years. Major schools of psychology will be discussed. The key theories -psychoanalytic theory, the various learning theories, theories of emotion and cognition, humanistic approaches and evolutionary perspective will be the focus. Social psychology theories, cognitive and neuroscience perspectives and positive psychology theories will be discussed in detail.
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