LECTURE GUIDE 
 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
 
JOHN W. NICHOLS, M.A.
 TOPIC #1: THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY
 
I. PSYCHOLOGY [definition] 
 

II. SCIENCE/EMPIRICISM 
 

III. Psychologists Can Wear Many Hats 

  

IV. Historical Perspectives 
     A. Structuralism - 

 

     B. Functionalism - 

 

     C. Psychoanalysis - 

 

     D. Behaviorism - 

 

     E. Gestaltism - 

V. Modern Perspectives 

     A. Biological - 

 

     B. Cognitive - 

 

     C. Psychodynamic - 

 

     D. Learning - 

 

     E. Humanistic-Existential - 

 

     F. Sociocultural - 

 

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE? 

If the topics in this chapter and/or presentation are of particular interest to you, you might be interested in enrolling in one of the following TCC courses: 

Clinical Psychology (PSY2423) Introduction to Abnormal Psychology Not Currently Offered 

Developmental Psychology  (PSY2023) Developmental Psychology 
                                             (PSY2523) Child Psychology 
                                             (PSY2533) Adolescent Psychology 
                                             (PSY2613) Adult Psychology 

Personality Psychology (PSY1193) Personality Theories 

Social Psychology (PSY2053) Social Psychology 

Experimental Psychology (PSY2223) Psychological (or Behavioral) Statistics 

I/O Psychology (PSY2633) Industrial and Organizational Psychology 

Humanistic Psychology (PSY1313) Human Relations 

Biological Psychology (PSY2213) Brain and Behavior 

Cognitive Psychology (PSY2203) Mind and Behavior 

Note: TCC offers a total of 19 courses and an A.A. degree in psychology. Psychology majors, especially those who do not plan on completing the degree, should be wary of taking too many psychology courses as a freshman and sophomore. Check with the school to which you plan to transfer.