An Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 7

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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. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate 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, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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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.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133958093
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/27/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 200,232
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Ancient Greece. 3. Rome and the Middle Ages. 4. Renaissance Science and Philosophy. 5. Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism. 6. Rationalism. 7. Romanticism and Existentialism. 8. Physiology and Psychophysics. 9. Early Approaches to Psychology. 10. Evolution and Individual Differences. 11. American Psychology and Functionalism. 12. Behaviorism. 13. Neobehaviorism. 14. Gestalt Psychology. 15. Early Considerations of Mental Illness. 16. Psychoanalysis. 17. Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology. 18. Psychobiology. 19. Cognitive Psychology. 20. Psychology Today.

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