Presented by the Center for the History of Psychology
The University of Akron
This course, taught by Dr. David Baker, Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director of the Center for the History of Psychology and professor of psychology, is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the historical development of the science and practice of psychology. Ever-increasing specialization within the field often makes it difficult to discern the common roots from which the field of psychology has evolved. We will examine this “shared past”, which among other things, will provide a context for understanding the intellectual history of psychology and how it developed into the discipline we know today. This will be accomplished through
Course materials are accessed online and all assignments are submitted online.
The course is richly supported with original source materials from the holdings of the Center for the History of Psychology.
Goodwin, C. J. (2012, 4th ed.). A History of Modern Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
(Can be purchased as an E-book for much less than print)
Available on request.
Dr. David B. Baker is the Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director of the Center for the History of Psychology and professor of psychology.
He earned his Ph.D. in 1988 from Texas A & M University. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
As a historian of psychology, he teaches the history of psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, and does research and writing on the rise of professional psychology in America during the 20th century.