A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research
Ludy T. Benjamin
McGraw-Hill, 1997 - Psychology - 663 pages
This text, on the history of psychology, covers the field from Descartes and Locke and the rise of modern science through the neobehaviourism of the 1950s, combining primary and secondary sources. It includes sections from the pioneering figures in the history of psychology, such as Descartes. Locke, Darwin, Freud, Wundt, Skinner and selections from current historians writing about psychology's past. It also focuses on the history of modern psychology since the beginning of the laboratory movement in Germany in the late 19th century. The text allows readers to follow the actual words of psychology's founders and should help the reader to understand that the history of psychology is a vital research area and that historical interpretations of psychology are changing everyday.
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