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The Big Ben of London

Fall 2017

Thanksgiving Course Abroad (London and Vienna)

 PSY255: In the Footsteps of Grand Pioneers in Psychology

Prerequisite: PSY101, CRN: 93814 (3 credits)



NOVEMBER 16-26, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Porubanova


Study the History of Psychology in the two most culturally acclaimed cities in Europe: Vienna and London

You will study history of psychology through visits of important historical sites:

-  Freud’s House and Museum

-  First Mental Institutions in Europe

-  Natural History Museums

-  Darwin Centre

-  And much more…..


The course will provide a survey into the historical and social underpinnings of the emergence and rise of psychology particularly in Europe and its influences on American psychology. The course will focus on the works of pioneers of psychology, their philosophical ideologies and how they shaped the field of psychology. Students will learn about the emergence of psychology in Vienna and London, and consider closely how different methodologies today both reflect and challenge Freud's legacy.  We will concentrate not only on the work of Sigmund Freud, but his contemporaries Alfred Adler, Anne Freud, C.G. Jung, Otto Rank, Carl R. Rogers and Viktor Frankl. The course will examine classical theory of Psychoanalysis as well as the critical work of scholars of Freud. Theories of psychology will help students gain deeper understanding of our (common) culture. Additionally, we will explore the relationship of those psychology pioneers to contemporary systems, and specifically their status quo in the current field of psychological science. Prerequisite: PSY 101.

Students will register for a hybrid class PSY255 In the Footsteps of Grand Pioneers of Psychology for the Fall 2017 semester. Portion of the coursework will be done online in September and October. Students will be also required to attend at least three orientation sessions and additional post-travel activity. There are various assignments required while in Europe (journal entries, reflections). Students will be also asked to conduct a group project and a final paper at the end of the semester.  Students will be accompanied by Dr. Michaela Porubanova, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology (porubam@farmingdale.edu). For additional information about the course, email Dr. Porubanova; for additional information about application process and other information, email Study Abroad Office: Agata Adamczuk: agata.adamczuk@farmingdale.edu


The course satisfies requirement for Psychology Elective, Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective, and Free Elective. Learn more here: https://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/international-education/study-abroad/london-and-vienna.shtml


Florence, Italy.


Summer 2017


PSY265: Cognition and Culture 

Dates: July 16-August 4th, 2017 

Instructor: Dr. Porubanova 


For more information, visit: https://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/centers-institutes/international-education/study-abroad/summer-florence-3-weeks-6-credits.shtml