SOW-PSB2AS15E
Theoretical Psychology
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB2AS15E
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryB2 (Second year bachelor)
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. A.P.A. Roelofs
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Lecturer
prof. dr. A.P.A. Roelofs
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. A.P.A. Roelofs
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Examiner
prof. dr. A.P.A. Roelofs
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Academic year2020
Period
PER3  (25/01/2021 to 04/04/2021)
Starting block
PER3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Upon completing the course, you must have mastered five primary learning objectives: 
  1. You can describe and compare major theories from the history of psychology on four subjects, namely the structure of the mind, executive control, consciousness, and intelligence, from the pioneering work of Wundt and James to the present day.
  2. You can place these theories in their historical context, i.e., you can assess how these theories are connected to the body of thought belonging to the era in which they were created.
  3. You can analyze how competing theories, and the debate that they sparked, contributed to the formation of theories on the four subjects.
  4. You can identify what aspects of historical psychological theories are still relevant to contemporary psychological theories.
  5. You can apply the modern theories.
Content
From Wundt and James to the present day. The course addresses the significance of important theories from the history of psychology from the point of view of present psychological science. The course consists of the following four components: 
1.    “From phrenology to scientific theory”. The subject of this component is the formation of theories on the structure of the human mind.
2.    “The theoretical legacy of Wundt and James”. The subject of this component is the formation of theories on executive control.
3.    “The decline and return of consciousness theory”. The subject of this component is the formation of theories on human consciousness.
4.    “From intelligence test to theory”. The subject of this component is the formation of theories on human intelligence.

Information on examination
Written examination with multiple-choice questions.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Toelating tot het tweede jaar (B2).
Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Course guide
Roelofs, A. (2020). Theoretical Psychology: Course Text and Manual 2020-2021. Nijmegen: Radboud University.

Instructional modes
Lecture

Question-and-answer seminars.

Workgroup

Tests
Multiple-choice
Test weight1
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER3, Block PER4