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A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context, Third Edition, is a comprehensive history of psychology tracing psychological thought from ancient times through late twentieth-century developments. The reader is presented with a framework for interpreting the pedagogy of philosophy through the development of historiography and philosophical problems in the opening chapters. The book gives in-depth coverage to the intellectual trends that preceded the formal founding of psychology, coupled with an analysis of the major classical systems of thought and the key developments in the history of basic and applied psychology. The final epilogue focuses on the major trends in psychology in the latter half of the twentieth century. Designed for anyone interested in the history of psychology, systems of psychology or systematic psychology.
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Emphasizing the historiographic and the philosophical, this textbook traces the history and development of psychology and its theories from ancient times to the contemporary era. Chapters focus on distinct periods and movements, including the Roman period and middle ages, the Renaissance, empiricism and utilitarianism, rationalism, mechanization and quantification, naturalism, psychophysics, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and humanistic psychologies. The contributions of prominent individuals are highlighted throughout. Viney teaches at Colorado State University. King teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A detailed survey of intellectual traditions that contributed to the founding and historical development of psychology. Unusual features of early chapters include coverage of contributions of early female thinker such as Theana and Hypatia; brief overviews of psychological thought in documents from ancient Chinese, Indian, Persian, and Hebrew cultures; and equal emphasis on psychology's intellectual context and the quantitative techniques that allowed psychology to develop. Later chapters outline major systems of psychology, examining basic and applied contributions of each school. The volume includes chapter review questions and glossaries, and pronunciation guides for difficult names. This second edition reflects historical scholarship appearing since the first edition in 1993. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205335824
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 495
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Brett King has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1990. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of psychology including a book-length biography of the Gestalt psychologist Max Wertheimer, co-authored with Michael Wertheimer. King and his wife, Dr. Cheri King, served as co-archivists for the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He has won numerous teaching awards and, in 1995, was honored as CU Boulder’s “Best Professor” in a campus-wide student poll conducted by The Colorado Daily, CU Boulder’s campus newspaper.

Wayne Viney is Emeritus Professor and Emeritus University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of psychology and an undergraduate course in the development of scientific thought. Dr. Viney served as the Head of the Psychology Department at Colorado State University from 1967 to

1973 and as Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Director of the University Core Curriculum in Biology from 1973 to 1976. He received 17 teaching awards while working at Colorado State. He has served as President of Division 26 Society for the History of Psychology of the American Psychological Association and as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He has published extensively in the history of psychology.

William Douglas Woody is Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches History and Systems of Psychology at the graduate level. He taught History and Systems of Psychology at the undergraduate level at Colorado State University and the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire. In 2006, he received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology. Additionally, he has received numerous national, university, and college level teaching awards, and including being named Best Professor by the students at two of the three universities where he has taught.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Historical Studies: Some Issues 1
Ch. 2 Philosophical Issues 14
Ch. 3 Ancient Psychological Thought 38
Ch. 4 The Roman Period and the Middle Ages 67
Ch. 5 The Renaissance 93
Ch. 6 Empiricism, Associationism, and Utilitarianism 117
Ch. 7 Rationalism 142
Ch. 8 Mechanization and Quantification 159
Ch. 9 The Extension of the Naturalistic Perspective 183
Ch. 10 Psychophysics and the Formal Founding of Psychology 211
Ch. 11 Developments after the Founding 234
Ch. 12 Functionalism 256
Ch. 13 Behaviorism 287
Ch. 14 Other Behavioral Psychologies 312
Ch. 15 Gestalt Psychology 341
Ch. 16 Psychoanalysis 368
Ch. 17 Humanistic Psychologies 401
Epilogue: Late-Twentieth-Century Developments 423
References 437
Name Index 471
Subject Index 483
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