An Introduction to the History of Psychology

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Cengage Learning, Jun 23, 2004 - Psychology - 672 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 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, author B.R. Hergenhahn shows you 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 learning tools, along with its coverage of fascinating figures in psychology, engage you and will help you understand the material in each chapter. Chapter summaries, discussion questions, end-of-chapter glossaries, and a Book Companion Website will all help you prepare for success on your next exam.
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Early Greek Philosophers
26
After Aristotle A Search for the Good Life
59
The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy
89
Empiricism Sensationalism and Positivism
117
Rationalism
163
Romanticism and Existentialism
189
Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology
211
Early Diagnosis Explanation and Treatment of Mental Illness
446
Psychoanalysis
473
Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis
507
Humanistic ThirdForce Psychology
523
Psychobiology
556
Cognitive Psychology
571
Contemporary Psychology
589
Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology
608

Voluntarism Structuralism and Other Early Approaches to Psychology
240
The Darwinian Influence and the Rise of Mental Testing
269
Functionalism
307
Behaviorism
352
Neobehaviorism
387
Gestalt Psychology
418
References
615
Credits
651
Name Index
653
Subject Index
661
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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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