PSY 401 - History and Systems of Psychology

  • 3 credits
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Philosophical and scientific underpinnings of psychology; major historical developments in psychology; schools of psychological thought.

This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see for detailed instructions.  For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.

This course can be applied toward:


PSY 250 (Research Methods in Psychology); junior or senior standing.

Important Information

You will need access to a video recording device--e.g., web camera, laptop webcam, smartphone, camcorder, or camera to complete some of the graded assignments for this course.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • A History of Psychology: Ideas & Context, 5th Ed. (2014)
    King, D., Viney, W., and Woody, W.
    ISBN: 978-0205963041


Sara Tompkins