Story of Psychology A Thematic History

ISBN-10: 0534196683
ISBN-13: 9780534196684
Edition: 1st 1993
Authors: Robert C. Bolles
List price: $142.95
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Description: A distinguished psychological researcher, Bolles tells an intriguing story of the history of psychology in a casual and relaxed fashion. Written with the senior psychology student in mind, he conveys an understanding of the present state of  More...

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Book details

List price: $142.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/25/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

A distinguished psychological researcher, Bolles tells an intriguing story of the history of psychology in a casual and relaxed fashion. Written with the senior psychology student in mind, he conveys an understanding of the present state of psychology and the direction that cognitive psychology is headed. Bolles carefully structures the text to help readers understand what science is, the contribution by gestaltists, and the value of applied psychology. Emphasizing key participants such as Wundt, James, Hall, and Watson, Bolles also presents certain key themes--philosophical principles such as atomism, mechanism, empiricism, and associationism; and shows students that these themes have come and gone over the years. Bolles also mentions psychologists in a context of famous historical personalities, helping readers get a sense of the everyday world of each psychologist.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

The Beginnings of a Science
Physiological Background
Philosophical Themes
Loss of Themes
Sensory Physiology and Perceptual Problems
Wundt and Structuralism
The Periphery in Germany
The Periphery in Britain
The American Pioneers
American Functionalism
Psychoanalysis
Gestalt Psychology
Behaviorism
Cognitive Psychology
The Diversification of Psychology

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