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.
A new edition of the extensive introductory text tracing the history of psychology from the Greeks to psychobiology. The scholarly discussions introduce the key men and women in the field within the context of their theories, including Hippocrates, Aristotle, Descartes, Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, and Hollingworth. New additions to the volume concentrate on gender issues, cognitive psychology, Herrnstein's and Murray's views on intelligence, and discussions of Maslow's theories as well Augustine's analysis of time. Includes some illustrations and tests. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Hergenhahn (emeritus, Hamline University) outlines the history of psychology from 700 B.C. to the present. Arranged chronologically, chapters focus on particular periods and movements, as well as the contributions of individuals. Topics include: early Greek philosophers; Aristotle; the beginning of modern science and philosophy; empiricism, sensationalism, and positivism; rationalism; romanticism and existentialism; early physiology and experimental psychology; Darwin's influence; functionalism; behaviorism; neobehaviorism; Gestalt psychology; early diagnosis, explanation, and treatment of mental illness; psychoanalysis; humanistic psychology; psychobiology; and, contemporary psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A former chair of Hamline's psychology department at Hamline University, Dr. Hergenhahn has been awarded for excellence in teaching, has authored several widely adopted textbooks and numerous journal articles.
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.