Changing Behaviours: A History

Module 27408

School of Education

This module identifies, explores and accounts for scientific attempts to change human behaviour in the period c.1880 and 1980. It is organised around a series of case studies that may include the orphan; the juvenile delinquent and the anti-social; the so-called ‘feeble-minded’ and the ‘maladjusted’. Each case consists of a critical assessment of the ideas and technologies used to identify problematic behaviour and particular attention is paid to efforts to educate, rehabilitate, care or control those identified.

Module Lead

Dr Kevin Myers


20 Credits


2,000 word essay (67%); 1,000 word seminar paper (33%)


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