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Paper 1.4: Schools of Psychology

Unit Content Time (Hours) Domain
I Introduction and Early Schools

Main systems of Psychology, contribution of Weber & Fechner in scientific psychology; contribution of Ebbinghaus in memory

Structural content approach of Wundt; and Titchener

Functionalism as a system, contribution of William James, Dewey

Pre-scientific psychology

Beginnings of scientific psychology

15

5

5

5

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Behaviorism& Third force

Behaviorism: Concept and history; Views of Watson, Hull, and Skinner

Cognitivism: Concept and history; Views of Tolman, Miller, Neisser

Humanistic Psychology: contributions of Maslow and Rogers

Cognitive maps and human behaviour

Preparing need hierarchy in Indian contexts

12

4

4

4

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Psychoanalytic & Gestalt School of Psychology

Psychoanalysis, contributions of Freud

Neo-Freudians, Ego psychology and object-relation theory

Gestalt Psychology; Wertheimer, Kohler, Koffka

Analysing early childhood memories of self

Illusions and single trial learning

13

 

4

5

4

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books: 

  1. Marx, M.H. and Hillix, W.A.C. (1987). Systems and Theories in Psychology. New York: McGraw Hill.
  2. Wolman, B.B. (1979). Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology. Delhi: Freeman Book Co.
  3. Duane P. Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz. (2011). A History of Modern Psychology-Wadsworth Publishing.

Reference Books:

  1. A. Kimble; K. Schlesinger. (1985). Topics in the History of Psychology (Vol. 1 & 2).Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  2. A. Kimble; M. Wertheimer; C. White. (1991). Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology.American Psychological Association.
  3. B. Murphy; G. Murphy. (1969). Western Psychology: From the Greeks to William James.Basic Books.
  4. Fuller. (1995). Seven Pioneers of Psychology: Behaviour and Mind.Routledge.