An Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 6

An Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 6

by B. R. Hergenhahn
     
 


Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Fifth Edition, B.R. Hergenhahn demonstrates that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are… See more details below

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Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Fifth Edition, B.R. Hergenhahn demonstrates that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds-or even thousands-of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, will engage you and facilitate your understanding of each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495506218
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Series:
PSY 310 History and Systems of Psychology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction. 2. The Early Greek Philosophers. 3. After Aristotle: A Search for the Good Life. 4. The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy. 5. Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism. 6. Rationalism. 7. Romanticism and Existentialism. 8. Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology. 9. Voluntarism, Structuralism, and Other Early Approaches to Psychology. 10. The Darwinian Influence and the Rise of Mental Testing. 11. Functionalism. 12. Behaviorism. 13. Neobehaviorism. 14. Gestalt Psychology. 15. Early Diagnosis, Explanation, and Treatment of Mental Illness. 16. Psychoanalysis. 17. Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis. 18. Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology. 19. Psychobiology. 20. Cognitive Psychology. 21. Contemporary Psychology. Appendix: Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology.

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