Readings in the History and Systems of Psychology / Edition 2by James F. Brennan
Designed for use on its own or in conjunction with any main book on the history/systems of psychology (including Brennan's History and Systems of Psychology). This anthology provides a representative sampling of primary sources — from Plato to Descartes to Freud to Watson — that provides a coherent exposure to the/i>/b>/i>/i>/b>… See more details below
Designed for use on its own or in conjunction with any main book on the history/systems of psychology (including Brennan's History and Systems of Psychology). This anthology provides a representative sampling of primary sources — from Plato to Descartes to Freud to Watson — that provides a coherent exposure to the evolution of ideas within psychology. It is written for those students without an advanced academic background in history, philosophy, or biology.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY.
1. Thomas Kuhn, Excerpt from The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1970).
II. CLASSICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGY.
2. Plato, Excerpt from Book VII. “Story of the Cave” from The Republic (ca. 380 B.C.).
3. Aristotle, Excerpts from Book II, Ch. 2, “Second Definition of the Soul,” Ch. 3, “The Faculties of the Soul,” Ch. 5 “Sense-Perception” from De Anima (ca. 330 B.C.).
4. Augustine, Excerpt from the The Confessions (ca. A.D. 310).
5. Thomas Aquinas, Excerpts from Summa Theologiae (ca. 1272).
6. René Descartes, Excerpt from Part I, “About the Passions in General, and Incidentally about the Entire Nature of Man” from The Passions of the Soul (1649).
7. Baruch Spinoza, Excerpt from “The Emendation of the Intellect” (1677).
8. Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Excerpt from Treatise on the Sensations (1754).
9. John Locke, Excerpts from Book II, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689).
10. John Stuart Mill, Excerpt from Book VI of A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and Methods of Scientific Investigation (1843).
11. Immanuel Kant, Excerpt from Critique of Pure Reason (1781).
IV. THE FOUNDING OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY.
12. Wilhelm Wundt, Excerpt from Grundriss der Psychologie (Outlines of Psychology) (1897, 1902).
13. Franz Brentano, Excerpt from Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (1874).
V. AMERICAN FUNCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.
14. William James, Excerpt from The Principles of Psychology (1890).
15. John Dewey, “The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology” (1896).
16. James Angell, Excerpt from “The Province of Functional Psychology” (1907).
VI. GERMAN DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY.
17. Kurt Koffka, Excerpt from “Perception: An Introduction to Gestalt-Theorie” (1922).
18. Sigmund Freud, Excerpt from New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1933).
19. Ivan Pavlov, Excerpt from Lecture I of Conditioned Reflexes: An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex (1927).
20. John Broadus Watson, “Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It” (1913).
21. Edward C. Tolman, “Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men” (1948).
22. B.F. Skinner, “Can Psychology Be a Science of Mind?”
VIII. THE THIRD FORCE MOVEMENT.
23. Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Excerpts from The Structure of Behavior (1942).
24. Carl Rogers, “Person or Science? A Philosophical Question” (1955).
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