The curriculum in 1910

Courses with laboratory work

581. General psychololgy. - An outline of modern psychology, showing the relation of psychological problems to the physical sciences, the arts, and education. The object of the course is to make students familiar with the methods of simple laboratory experiments, as well as with such elementary processes as sensation and perception, memory, attention, and association. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory work.

583. Mind and body. - The function of mental processes in the production of movement; the nature of volition, automatic and reflex movements; inherited instincts and acquired habits; the general structure and functions of the human nervous system; the brain as the center of mental activity. The laboratory work will include dissection of the brain and experimentation upon voluntary and reflex movements. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory work.

584. Genetic psychology. - Development and organization of the individual mind; sensory after-images; memory images; cerebration and association; organization of imagination and memory; the development of ideas, the intellect and reason. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory work.

589. Character and conduct. - This course considers problems connected with human behavior; the relation of instincts to the emotions and the will; the control of attention and the growth of the personal will. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory work.

Lecture courses

586. Abnormal psychology. - The relation of abnormal characteristics to individual and race development;

the nature of hallucination, delusion, and illusion; suggestibility, automatism, and hypnotism; telepathy and thought transference; subconsciousness and secondary personalities; mental disorders.

588. Growth and retardation. - An outline of the course of mental development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Special attention will be given to the conditions which favor normal development, and those producing arrest or retardation.

590. Evidence. - The uncertainty of human testimony as revealed by the analysis of perception, memory, and reason; the role of prejudice and feeling in determining statements of fact; the distinction between fact and opinion; scientific method; the nature of proof; the value of theory; the nature and function of belief.

587. Feeling and appreciation. - The nature of feeling and emotion, and their relation to other mental processes; the sensory, intellectual and emotional elements of aesthetic appreciation. Lectures.

585. Experimental Psychology. - Laboratory courses presenting the methods and results of the measurement of mental processes. Students will be divided into sections and assigned laboratory work in one of the following groups: (a) Visual Sensation; (b) Visual Perception; (c) Auditory sensations and perceptions; (d) Cutaneous and kinaesthetic sensations; (e) Feeling and emotions; (f) Clinical tetss. Two hours laboratory, one or more terms.

722. Advanced Experimental Psychology. - Laboratory work on an assigned problem from the following: (a) Psychophysics; (b) Psychometry; (c) Child Psychology. One hour seminar and two or more hours laboratory. May be taken one or more terms.

Jonathan Baron
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