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University of Peradeniya

PHY 202 - Introduction to Psychology I

Course content :

  1. Traditional psychology giving way to observational tradition
  2. The birth of modern experimental psychology
  3. Schools of psychology
  4. Structuralism
  5. Functionalism
  6. Behaviourism
  7. Psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan)
  8. Brief history of cognitive psychology
  9. Social, child and abnormal psychologies

Reading List
1. Eysenck, M.(ed), The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology, (Sections on Forgetting, Memory and Piaget), Oxford, Badil Blackweek, 1994.
2. Baron, R., Psychology, New Delhi, Prentice Hall, 1996.
3. Peters, R.S. (ed), Brett's History of Psychology, 1951.
4. Murphey, G., (2nd ed) A Historical Introduction to Modern Psychology, 1964.
5. Lacan, J., The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-analysis, (ed) J.A. Miller,London, Vintage 1994 (1997).
6. Atkinson, R.I., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E,E., Mem, D.J., Nelson, Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology, London, Harcourt Brace College, 1996.
7. බෝපේආරච්චි එලිසබත්, පිළිඹුව සහ නොපෙනෙන සැබෑව, මාකොළ, 1998.