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Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil - HPSC3023

Year - 2018

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.

Classes
Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment
1x 2500wd essay (45%) and 1x2hr exam (45%) class participation (10%)

Assumed knowledge
HPSC2100 and HPSC2101

Pre-requisites

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

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Hans Pols and Dr Fiona Hibberd
HECS Band: 1
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