History of Psychology

ISBN-10: 0195419308
ISBN-13: 9780195419306
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: John Benjafield
List price: $92.00
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List price: $92.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/25/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

A History of Psychology presents the ideas of significant individuals in psychology and explains the role of cultural context in shaping the ideas that become dominant in a society at a particular time. The book outlines the contributions of well over a hundred thinkers and psychologists including Pythagoras, Lao-tzu, Aristotle, Abraham Maslow, B.F. Skinner, and Herbert Simon.

Preface to Second Edition
Touchstones: The Origins of Psychological Thought
Introduction
Pythagoras (570-495 BC)Pythagorean Cosmology
The Pythagorean Opposites
Pythagorean Mathematics
Plato (427-347 BC)Pythagoras, Plato, and the Problem of the Irrational
The FormsLao-tzu (sixth century BC)
The Tension between Confucianism and Taoism
What Is Tao?
The Book of Changes
Aristotle (384-323 BC)
ARistotle''s Differences with Plato
The Nature of Human Action
Memory
The Scala Naturae
St Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) and the Medieval View of the Universe
Important Names, Works, and Concepts
Recommended Readings
Touchstones: From Descartes to Darwin
Introduction
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
The Body as a Machine
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
The Laws of MotionCan Newton''s Laws be Generalized to Psychology
The Nature of Colour
The British Empiricists
David HumeJames Mill (1773-1836)
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)Universal Education
The Importance of Emotion
The Utopian Tradition in Psychology
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Kan''ts ''Second Copernican Revolution''Can Psychology Be a Science Like Other Sciences
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The Voyage of the Beagle
The Development of the Theory of Evolution
Darwin and Psychology
Studying the History of Psychology
Ixion''s Wheel or Jacob''s Ladder
Person or Zeitgeist
Rediscovering the Past
Important Names, Works, and Concepts
Recommended Readings
The Nineteenth-Century Transformation of Psychology
Introduction
Herbart''s Influence on Educational Psychology
G.T. Fechner (1801-1887)Psychophysics
Experimental Aesthetics
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1884)Helmholtz and the Nature of Perception
Ewald Hering (1834-1918)Christine Ladd-Franklin (1834-1930)
Francis Galton(1822-1911)
Hereditary Genius
EugenicsStatistics
Memory
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)Social Darwinism
Important Names, Works, and Concepts
Recommended Readings
Wundt and His Contemporaries
Introduction
Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)
Investigations in the Laboratory
Psychophysical Parallelism
Cultural Psychology
Wundt''s Influence
Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909)
The Experimental Study of Learning and Remembering
Mary Whiton Calkins (1863-1930) and the Invention of ''Paired Associates''Franz Brentano (1838-1917)
The Wurzburg School
Important Names, Works, and Concepts
Recommended Readings
William James
Introduction
The Principles of Psychology
HabitThe Methods and Snares of Psychology
The Stream of Thought
The Consciousness of SelfAttention
The Emotions
WillOther Topics
Important Names, Works, and Concepts
Recommended Readings
Freud and Jung
Introduction
The Unconscious
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)Hysteria
The Project for a Scientific Psychology
The Interpretation of Dreams
The Development of the Personality
The Structure of the Personality
Religion and Culture
Freud''s Death
Freud and America
Freud''s Critics within Psychoanalysis
Anna Freud (1895-1982)
Karen Horney (1885-1952) and the Psychology of Women
Analytical Psychology
Extraversion and Introversion
Archetypes
Balancing Opposites
The Four Functions
The Collective Unconscious and the External World
Synchronicity
Important Names, Works, and Concepts
Recommended Readings
Structure or function
Introduction
Titchener (1867-1927)
StructuralismTitchener''s Experimental Psychology
Titchener and the Imageless Thought Controversy
Titchener and the Dimensions of Consciousness
Titchener''s Influence
Functionalism
John Dewey (1859-1952)Critique of the Reflex Arc Concept
Dewey''s Influence on Educational Practice
Angell (1869-1949)
Woodworth (1869-1962)
The S-O-R Framework
Intelligence Testing
Cattell (1860-1944)
Alfred Binet (1857-1911)
Intelligence Testing in the United States ArmyWhat Is ''Intelligence'', Anyway
Psychology in Business
Comparative Psychology
Learning as the Formation of Connectio

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