An Introduction to the History of Psychology

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Cengage Learning, Mar 11, 2008 - Psychology - 752 pages
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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, engage students and facilitate their understanding of each chapter
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I am needing to read a history of psychology for the GRE, so I began looking for examples on Google, since I have not taken a class on it. I read the introduction on Google Books, and I found the text to be lucid and extremely well written, so I purchased an older edition on Alibris. Wish I could have afforded the 2008 edition, but it was way too expensive. 

Contents

Introduction
1
The Early Greek Philosophers
29
After Aristotle A Search for the Good Life
66
The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy
98
Empiricism Sensationalism and Positivism
130
Rationalism
179
Romanticism and Existentialism
207
Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology
232
Gestalt Psychology
456
Early Diagnosis Explanation and Treatment of Mental Illness
486
Psychoanalysis
515
Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis
552
Humanistic ThirdForce Psychology
570
Psychobiology
606
Cognitive Psychology
623
Contemporary Psychology
643

Voluntarism Structuralism and Other Early Approaches to Psychology
262
The Darwinian Influence and the Rise of Mental Testing
293
Functionalism
334
Behaviorism
384
Neobehaviorism
423
Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology
665
References
673
Subject Index
707
Name Index
723
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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.

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