A history of psychology: ideas and context

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Allyn and Bacon, 1998 - Psychology - 492 pages
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A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context, Third Edition, is a comprehensive history of psychology tracing psychological thought from ancient times through late twentieth-century developments. The reader is presented with a framework for interpreting the pedagogy of philosophy through the development of historiography and philosophical problems in the opening chapters. The book gives in-depth coverage to the intellectual trends that preceded the formal founding of psychology, coupled with an analysis of the major classical systems of thought and the key developments in the history of basic and applied psychology. The final epilogue focuses on the major trends in psychology in the latter half of the twentieth century. Designed for anyone interested in the history of psychology, systems of psychology or systematic psychology.

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I love this book. I kept it from my undergrad and have referenced it in philosophy classes I have taken later. It hits the entire philosophical background to the discipline of psychology all the way ... Read full review


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D. Brett King has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1990. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of psychology including a book-length biography of the Gestalt psychologist Max Wertheimer, co-authored with Michael Wertheimer. King and his wife, Dr. Cheri King, served as co-archivists for the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He has won numerous teaching awards and, in 1995, was honored as CU Boulder's "Best Professor" in a campus-wide student poll conducted by "The Colorado Daily," CU Boulder's campus newspaper. Wayne Viney is Emeritus Professor and Emeritus University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of psychology and an undergraduate course in the development of scientific thought. Dr. Viney served as the Head of the Psychology Department at Colorado State University from 1967 to 1973 and as Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Director of the University Core Curriculum in Biology from 1973 to 1976. He received 17 teaching awards while working at Colorado State. He has served as President of Division 26 Society for the History of Psychology of the American Psychological Association and as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He has published extensively in the history of psychology. William Douglas Woody is Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches History and Systems of Psychology at the graduate level. He taught History and Systems of Psychology at the undergraduate level at Colorado State University and theUniversity of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire. In 2006, he received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology. Additionally, he has received numerous national, university, and college level teaching awards, and including being named Best Professor by the students at two of the three universities where he has taught.

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