History of Psychology in France and Europe


This course aims to open students to the place psychology holds and how it is presented culturally and socially, as well as exposing them to French psychological practices. To do so, we will identify historical and conceptual landmarks concerning contemporary psychology in France and Europe. Students will focus on the birth and life of psychology, from its 18th-century beginnings to its current applications in France. Such movements as physiology, associationism, psychoanalysis, Gestalt, cognitivism, and social psychology will be scrutinized through readings, lectures, and co-curricular outings to those places in Paris where psychology is put into practice. Taught at Duke in France.
Curriculum Codes
  • FL
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PSY 354A
Typically Offered
Fall Only