Learning from History

Why is it important to be knowledgeable about the history of psychology? What can we learn about current issues in psychology by looking at the past? How can historical views of psychology be useful to understanding today’s problems? Take a current event from the media and use historical perspectives to give explanations for the event and responses to it.

In each response to at least two classmates, identify other contemporary problems that would be explained similarly with the historical perspectives your classmate detailed.