An Introduction to the History of Psychology

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Brooks/Cole Pub., 1997 - Psychology - 640 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, Third Edition, B. R. Hergenhahn shows how many of today's ideas about human psychology were shaped by what came before.

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Introduction
1
Persistent Questions in Psychology
13
The Early Greek Philosophers
24
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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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