A history of psychology: original sources and contemporary research

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McGraw-Hill, 1997 - Psychology - 663 pages
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This book is a reader in the history of psychology that covers the field from Descartes and Locke and the rise of modern science through the neobehaviorism of the 1950's. It is unlike any previous reader treating the history of psychology in that it combines primary and secondary sources. The history of psychology course is offered in the psychology department at most four-year schools.

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Contents

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HISTORY AND THE HISTORY
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MECHANISM
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A Prescriptive Analysis of Descartes Psychological
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Ludy Benjamin, Jr. holds an endowed chair and endowed professorship in the Department of Psychology at Texas A and M University where he has taught for the past 23 years. Trained as an experimental psychologist, his principal area of scholarship today is the history of American psychology, especially the applications of psychology in business, education, and clinical settings. He has written 14 books and more than 100 articles, most of those on historical subjects. He is a past president of two divisions of the American Psychological Association: History of Psychology and Teaching of Psychology. Benjamin has also received recognition for his teaching with awards from his university and from the American Psychological Association.

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