• Unit 1: The History and Methods of Psychology

    "Psychology has a long past but a short history." This brief statement by one of the pioneers of psychological research, Herman Ebbinghaus, captures the history of psychology as a discipline. Though it is relatively new as a formal academic subject, the questions it seeks to answer have been around since the beginning of man. In this unit, we will review the history of psychology as a discipline, by learning about both its ancient philosophical ("prescientific") roots and its more recent reincarnation as a "scientific" field of study. 

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 6 hours.

      • 1.1: Psychology in Context

      • 1.2: The Scientific Method and Psychological Research

      • 1.3: The American Psychological Association

      • Unit 1 Assessment