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. The Fourth Edition of Hergenhahn's best-selling text continues to provide students with a comprehensive view of the history of psychology by showing that most of the concerns of today's psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been a part of psychology for thousands of years.
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.
Tracy Henley earned his Psychology Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, where he co-edited his first book, REFLECTIONS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY: WILLIAM JAMES AFTER A CENTURY. He also co-authored THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE and CONNECTIONS IN THE HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY; has authored more than 60 publications in the areas of history, methods, psycholinguistics, and social cognition; and has worked on numerous federal research grants. Dr. Henley spent 13 years on the faculty at Mississippi State University, teaching and conducting research in philosophy and psychology. In 2001, he spent his first sabbatical working for a computer games company, and still dabbles in game design. In 2003, he accepted the position of Head of the Department of Psychology and Special Education at Texas A & M University-Commerce. Currently, he serves as Director of Grants and Research for the College of Education and Human Services. In 2012, he also served as President of the Southwestern Psychological Association.
1. Introduction. 2. Early Greek Philosophy. 3. After Aristotle: A Search for the Good Life. 4. The Beginning of Modern Science and Philosophy. 5. Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism. 6. Rationalism. 7. Romanticism and Existentialism. 8. Early Development in Philosophy and the Rise of Experimental Psychology. 9. Voluntarism and Structuralism and Other Early Approaches to Psychology. 10. The Darwinian Influence. 11. Functionalism. 12. Behaviorism. 13. Neobehaviorism. 14. Gestalt Psychology. 15. Early Diagnosis, Explanation, and Treatment of Mental Illness. 16. Psychoanalysis and its Early Alternatives. 17. Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology. 18. Cognitive Psychology. 19. Psychobiology. 20. Contemporary Psychology.