History of Psychology Ideas and Context

ISBN-10: 0205512135
ISBN-13: 9780205512133
Edition: 4th 2009
List price: $170.20
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Book details

List price: $170.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context, Third Edition, is a comprehensive history of psychology tracing psychological thought from ancient times through late twentieth-century developments.The reader is presented with a framework for interpreting the pedagogy of philosophy through the development of historiography and philosophical problems in the opening chapters. The book gives in-depth coverage to the intellectual trends that preceded the formal founding of psychology, coupled with an analysis of the major classical systems of thought and the key developments in the history of basic and applied psychology. The final epilogue focuses on the major trends in psychology in the latter half of the twentieth century.Designed for anyone interested in the history of psychology, systems of psychology or systematic psychology.

Historical Studies: Some Issues
Why Study History?
Some Problems in Historiography
The History of the History of Psychology
Internal and External History
Philosophical Issues
Epistemology
The Problem of Causality
Free Will and Determinism
The Mind-Body Problem
Ancient Psychological Thought
Early Chinese Psychologies
Babylonia
Egypt
Other Ancient Far-Eastern Psychologies
The Hebrews
Persia
Greece
The Roman Period and the Middle Ages
Roman Medicine
Roman Philosophy
The Fall of Rome
The Early Christian Faith
The Medieval Period
The Renaissance
Effect of the Plague
Expanding Geographic Knowledge
Influence of the Greek Classics
Growth of Empirical Studies
Quantification
Changing Visions of the World
Psychological Thought in the Renaissance
Empiricism, Associationism, and Utilitarianism
Empiricism
Empiricism on the Continent
Associationism and Utilitarianism
Rationism
Emphasis on a Priori Knowledge
Theory of Active Mind
Deduction versus Induction
Rene Descartes
Baruch Spinoza
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Immanuel Kant
Johann Friedrich Herbart
Thomas Reid and Common Sense Psychology
Mechanization and Quantification
Thomas Hobbes
Rene Descartes Revisited
Jan Swammerdam
Neils Stensen
Stephen Hales
Robert Whytt
Johann August Unzer
Julien Offray De La Mettrie
Pierre-Jean Georges Cabanis
Mapping the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Naturalism and Humanitarian Reform Evolutionary Theory
Significance of Evolutionary Theory for Psychology
Naturalistic Approaches to Emotional Disorders
Humanitarian Reform
Psychophysics and the Formal Founding of Psychology
Psychophysics
Wilhelm Wundt
Developments After the Founding
Systematic Extension: Edward Bradford Titchener
Franz Brentano and Act Psychology
Carl Stumpf
Georg Elias Maller
Oswald Kalpe and the Warzburg School
Hermann Ebbinghaus
Wundt's Contemporaries and Applied Psychology
Functionalism
Harvard University
Functionalism and the University of Chicago
Psychology at Columbia University
Mary Whiton Calkins
The Growth of Applied Psychology
Influence of Functionalism: An Evaluation
Behaviorism
Antecedents of Behaviorism
Formal Founding of American Behaviorism
Other Behavioral Psychologies
Importance of Learning
Importance of Precision and Clarity
Importance of Experimentation
Early Behavioristic Psychologies
Neobehaviorism
Further Contributions to Applied Psychology from Neobehaviorism
Gestalt Psychology
Max Wertheimer
Wolfgang Kahler

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