A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research / Edition 1

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The third edition of A History of Psychology is a highly readable compendium of primary source writings from the founders of psychology and works by more contemporary historians. The revised reader includes 17 new articles, 10 of which were written after 2000. Coverage is universal and global – from Locke, Wundt and Skinner to modern scholars such as Henning Schmidgen, Sir Frederic C. Bartlett and George Mandler.

  • Introduces students to the philosophy and methods of historical research and writing, linking primary source readings with contemporary articles

  • Covers Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and historical treatments of race and gender

  • Promotes History of Psychology as an active research specialty

  • A perfect compliment to Benjamin's Brief History of Modern Psychology
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Editorial Reviews

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"Ludy Benjamin has organized a superb collection of readings forthe history of psychology, blending outstanding and accessibleselections from great authors of the past with excellent historicalessays by contemporary researchers. This volume will make anexcellent book for any history of psychology course." Henry L.Roediger, III, Washington University in St. Louis

"By allowing psychology's pioneers to speak in their own voices,supplemented by historical analysis and his own introductions, LudyBenjamin brings psychology's history alive. By so doing, Benjamin,a great historian of psychology, illuminates yesterday's greatideas and their reach into today's psychological science." DavidMyers, Hope College

“If the history of psychology sounds dry and dull, thenyou have not yet read the 3rd edition of Ludy Benjamin’sedited book. It is a mix of original writing by psychology’sgreatest thinkers and commentary by contemporary psychologists.History of Psychology: Original Sources and ContemporaryResearch is fascinating reading for anyone who wants tounderstand the development of topics as diverse as Freudian notionof repression and application of learning theory toeducation.” Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College,2004 President of the American Psychological Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070045613
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576

Meet the Author

Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. is Professor of Psychology and Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University and is holder of the Glasscock Professorship in Teaching Excellence. His numerous publications include From Séance to Science: A History of the Profession of Psychology in America (with David Baker, 2004), A History of Psychology in Letters (second edition 2006, Blackwell) and A Brief History of Modern Psychology (2007, Blackwell). In 2007 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology for his research on the history of psychology.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Psychology of History and the History of Psychology: A Historiographical Introduction
CHAPTER 2: Philosophical Roots of Psychology: Mechanism and Empiricism
CHAPTER 3: The Physiological Roots of Psychology
CHAPTER 4: The French Clinical Tradition
CHAPTER 5: The Founding of Scientific Psychology: Gustav Fechner and Wilhelm Wundt
CHAPTER 6: E. B. Titchener and Struturalism
CHAPTER 7: Darwinian Influences: Adaptation and Individual Differences
CHAPTER 8: American Antecedents to Functionalism
CHAPTER 9: Functionalism
CHAPTER 10: Animal Experimental Psychology
CHAPTER 11: Behaviorism
CHAPTER 12: Neobehaviorism
CHAPTER 13: Psychoanalysic
CHAPTER 14: Gestalt Psychology
CHAPTER 15: The Beginnings of American Applied Psychology
CHAPTER 16: American Psychology's Social Agenda: The Issue of Race
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