Micro-Credential Credit Bearing

Micro-Credential in
Historical Perspectives of Psychology


Course Category:

Psychology Skill

Origin Programme:

Mode of Delivery: 

Conventional / ODL

Language of Instruction:


Level of the Course:

Year 1


Not Applicable

Credit Value:

4 credits


14 Academic Weeks

Total Learning Hours:

120 hours


The emphasis of this course will be primarily on the history of psychological science and a survey of the major movements, events, and players in the historical development of modern scientific psychology in Europe, America and in Asia.  Students will learn about the major contributions to psychology and their historical importance, as well as their relevance today.  

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the philosophical underpinnings of psychology and their relevance today.
  2. Describe the major historical contributions to psychology and discuss why they were important.
  3. Discuss the structure and nature of historical inquiry in the behavioural sciences

Assessment Methods 
and Types:

Assignment- 30%, Project- 30% and Final Exam- 40%

Content Outline:

  1. Historical contexts of psychology
  2. Philosophical underpinnings of psychology: Hammurabi’s Code, through the Torah, and Confucius, Hippocrates, Plato and Aristotle; Descartes; James, W.
  3. Dominant systems in psychology: Structuralism, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Gestalt & Psychoanalysis 
  4. Women in the history of social sciences
  5. Asian contributions to psychology

Additional Requirement:


Entry Requirement:

Minimum Age: 19 years old

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Entry Requirement of the Origin Programme

Bachelor of
Psychology (Honours)

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