This highly regarded, best-selling book provides a clear, well-organized, user-friendly overview of modern psychology, presenting the evolution of the schools of thought as a continuing story and illustrating their development within the social-intellectual climate of their times (the Zeitgeist) as well as their impact on one another. It personalizes the history of psychology, showing how events in the lives of the influential theorists, researchers, and teachers affected their ideas, approaches and methods. It also describes the rise and importance of applied psychology as a uniquely American form of psychology.
1. The Study of the History of Psychology. 2. Philosophical Influences on Psychology. 3. Physiological Influences on Psychology. 4. The New Psychology. 5. Structuralism. 6. Functionalism: Antecedent Influences. 7. Functionalism: Development and Founding. 8. Applied Psychology: The Legacy of Functionalism. 9. Behaviorism: Antecedent Influences. 10. Behaviorism: The Beginnings. 11. Behaviorism: After the Founding. 12. Gestalt Psychology. 13. Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings. 14. Psychoanalysis: Dissenters and Descendants. 15. A New Century for Psychology: Humanistic and Cognitive Movements.