An Introduction to the History of Psychology
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.
The Early Greek Philosophers
After Aristotle A Search for the Good Life
The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy
Empiricism Sensationalism and Positivism
Romanticism and Existentialism
Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology
Early Diagnosis Explanation and Treatment of Mental Illness
Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis
Humanistic ThirdForce Psychology