EPOCH Psychology history timeline
EPOCH Psychology history timeline

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EPOCH Psychology history timeline

2 About the activities in this course

You now have the opportunity to interact with the five activities. We suggest that you start at activity one and work your way through the others in sequence. By doing this you will build up not only your knowledge of psychologists and their work but also your use of the EPoCH timeline as well as utilizing the Compendium knowledge maps.


Each activity may take up to one hour to complete. Once you become familiar with using the EPoCH resource the time you spend investigating it to find answers to the activity questions may diminish as you learn how to access the relevant information more effectively and efficiently.

You may find it helpful to print out the activities or keep this course open in a separate window whilst the EPoCH resource is also open in another window.

Here is a summary of the activities in this course:

  • Activity 1: Using the timeline

  • Activity 2: Using the biographies

  • Activity 3: Exploring perspectives

  • Activity 4: Exploring topics

  • Activity 5: Using the figures, methods, perspectives, topics and context icons

A final thought before you start the activities

The activities are designed primarily to help you explore the history and context of psychology but they also involve you in using Compendium knowledge maps. A brief description of Compendium can also be found in the next section.


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