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About the Course

Psyc 3120.606 Explorations in the History of Psychology is the first study abroad course offered by the Psychology Department at OSU. The purpose of this travel course will be to visit places of historical significance in the foundation of psychology. Students can earn course credit towards their college degree while having the opportunity to experience the cultural and historical sites that influenced the foundation of psychology, including such places where Ivan Pavlov, Wilhelm Wundt, Sigmund Freud, Socrates and others developed their theories.

 

 

Throughout history many cultures have developed theories regarding the nature of the mind dating back to ancient civilizations. How and when did psychology establish itself as a separate science? Who were the people that contributed to the emergence of psychology as a scientific discipline? These are some of the topics to be covered.

 

 

Explorations in the History of Psychology will be offered every spring break. In 2012 from March 17th – 25th the first country to visit is Greece. Athens, the capital of Greece and one of the world’s oldest cities will be one of the learning environments. Students will learn what contributions Plato, Socrates and Aristotle made to modern day Psychology. Students will visit historic places such as the Acropolis of Athens, the Temple of Delphi, Olympia, and also visit a mental health institute among many other places.

 

NEXT DESTINATION SRPING BREAK 2013 TO BE ANNOUNCHED SOON!!!

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