Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 2

Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 2

by B. R. R. Hergenhahn
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Introduction to the History of Psychology / Edition 2

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 Fifth Edition, B.R. Hergenhahn demonstrates 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, will engage you and facilitate your understanding of each chapter.

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ISBN-13: 9780534168124
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Series: Psychology Series
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 594
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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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