An Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 4

An Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 4

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. The Fourth Edition of Hergenhahn's best-selling text continues to provide students with a comprehensive view of the… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534551827
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Psychology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.15(d)

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Table of Contents

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.

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