Department of psychology
HISTORY AND SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS AND READING LIST
One APA requirement of your graduate training is competency in the History and Systems of psychology. This can be filled in one of several ways:
1) Enroll in and earn a B- or better in the Department’s History and Systems course (Psychology 361) when taught by an instructor with a Ph.D. Documentation would be on your official transcript.
2) With the instructor’s prior permission, sit in on Psy 361 when taught by an instructor with a Ph.D., completing all of the course requirements that are graded and earning what would be an equivalent of a B- or better for the course. Documentation would be a memo from the course instructor indicating that you sat in on the course, completed all graded assignments and your average grade was a B- or better.
3) Receive approval for completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate course in History and Systems with a grade of b- or better. Please provide the H&S committee with an official request, a copy of the course syllabus and course description for evaluation. If the materials are positively evaluated, your transcript will be checked to ensure that you received a passing grade for the course.
4) Take and pass (70% correct) the departmental History and Systems exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. The exam may be taken until it is passed. It is offered twice yearly, in the fall and spring quarters, approximately two weeks after comprehensive exams.
Below is a list of potential study material to help you prepare for the exam:
Any general book on history and systems, such as:
Schultz, D.P. & Schultz, S.E. (2004). A history of modern psychology (8th edition), NY: Harcourt Brace.
Boakes, R. (1994). From Darwin to behaviorism. NY: Cambridge University Press (history of experimental psychology)
Hothersall, D. (1990). History of psychology. NY: McGraw-Hill.
Scarsborough, E. & Furumoto, L. (1987). Untold lives: The first generation of American women psychologists. NY: Columbia University Press.
Guthrie, R. (1976). Even the rat was white. NY: Harper & Row, p. 29-97, 120-174.
Reisman, J.M. (1991). A history of clinical psychology. NY: Hemisphere.
History of Social Psychology:
History section from chapters in social texts such as:
Brehm, S. & Kassin, L.S. (1990). Social psychology. Houghton-Mifflin (Only the history chapters).
Penrod, D. (1986). Social psychology. Prentice Hall.
History of I/O Psychology:
History section from a chapter in I/O texts such as:
Landy, F. J. & Conte, J. M. (2004). Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, McGraw-Hill.
Muchinsky, P. (2003). Psychology Applied to Work, 7th edition Brooks/Cole.
History of Developmental Psychology:
History section from a chapter in developmental texts such as:
Bornstein, M. & Lamb, M. (1999). Developmental Psychology: An advanced textbook. (4th Ed). NJ: Erlbaum