Introduction to the History of Psychology

ISBN-10: 0534554016
ISBN-13: 9780534554019
Edition: 5th 2005
Authors: B. R. Hergenhahn
List price: $176.95 Buy it from $3.11
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: 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.  More...

Used Starting from $100.60
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Psychology Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $176.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction
Problems in Writing a History of Psychology
Why Study the History of Psychology?
What Is Science?
Revisions in the Traditional View of Science
Is Psychology a Science?
Persistent Questions in Psychology
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
The Early Greek Philosophers
The World of Precivilized Humans
Early Greek Religion
The First Philosophers
Early Greek Medicine
The Relativity of Truth
Plato
Aristotle
The Importance of Early Greek Philosophy
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
After Aristotle: A Search for the Good Life
Skepticism and Cynicism
Epicureanism and Stoicism
Neoplatonism
Emphasis on Spirit
The Dark Ages
The Arabic and Jewish Influences
Reconciliation of Christian Faith and Reason
Scholasticism
William of Occam: A Turning Point
The Spirit of the Times Before the Renaissance
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy
Renaissance Humanism
Further Challenges to Church Authority
Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo
Isaac Newton
Francis Bacon
Rene Descartes
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism
British Empiricism
French Sensationalism
Positivism
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Rationalism
Baruch Spinoza
Nicolas de Malebranche
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Thomas Reid
Immanuel Kant
Johann Friedrich Herbart
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Romanticism and Existentialism
Romanticism
Existentialism
Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology
Individual Differences
Discrepancy Between Objective and Subjective Reality
Bell-Magendie Law
Doctrine of Specific Nerve Energies
Hermann von Helmholtz
Ewald Hering
Christine Ladd-Franklin
Early Research on Brain Functioning
The Rise of Experimental Psychology
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Voluntarism, Structuralism, and Other Early Approaches to Psychology
Voluntarism
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt
Volkerpsychologie
Edward Bradford Tichener
Other Early Approaches to Psychology
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
The Darwinian Influence and the Rise of Mental Testing
Evolutionary Theory Before Darwin
Charles Darwin
Sir Francis Galton
Intelligence Testing After Galton
The Binet-Simon Scale in the United States
Intelligence Testing in the Army
The Deterioration of National Intelligence
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Functionalism
Early U.S. Psychology
Characteristics of Functionalistic Psychology
William James
Hugo Munsterberg
Granville Stanley Hall
Francis Cecil Sumner
Functionalism at the University of Chicago
Functionalism at Columbia University
The Fate of Functionalism
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Behaviorism
The Background of Behaviorism
Russian Objective Psychology
John B. Watson and Behaviorism
William McDougall: Another Type of Behaviorism
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Neobehaviorism
Positivism
Logical Positivism
Operationism
Physicalism
Neobehaviorism
Edward Chace Tolman
Clark Leonard Hull
Edwin Ray Guthrie
B. F. Skinner
Behaviorism Today
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Gestalt Psychology
Antecedents of Gestalt Psychology
The Founding of Gestalt Psychology
Isomorphism and the Law of Pragnanz
Perceptual Constancies
Perceptual Gestalten
Subjective and Objective Reality
The Gestalt Explanation of Learning
Productive Thinking
Memory
Lewin's Field Theory
The Impact of Gestalt Psychology
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Early Diagnosis, Explanation, and Treatment of Mental Illness
What Is Mental Illness?
Early Explanations of Mental Illness
Early Approaches to the Treatment of Mental Illness
Gradual Improvement in the Treatment of Mental Illness
The Tension Between the Psychological and Medical Models of Mental Illness
The Use of Hypnotism
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Psychoanalysis
Antecedents of the Development of Psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud
Early Influences on the Development of Psychoanalysis
Studies on Hysteria
Freud's Self-Analysis
The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Freud's Trip to the United States
A Review of the Basic Components of Freud's Theory of Personality
Freud's View of Human Nature
Freud's Fate
Revisions of the Freudian Legend
Evaluation of Freud's Theory
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis
Anna Freud
Carl Jung
Alfred Adler
Karen Horney
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology
The Mind, the Body, and the Spirit
Antecedents of Third-Force Psychology
Phenomenology
Existential Psychology
Humanistic Psychology
Comparison of Existential and Humanistic Psychology
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Psychobiology
Karl S. Lashley
Donald O. Hebb
Roger W. Sperry
Behavioral Genetics
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Cognitive Psychology
Developments Before 1950
Developments During the 1950s
Developments After the 1950s
Artificial Intelligence
Information-Processing Psychology
New Connectionism
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Contemporary Psychology
The Diversity of Contemporary Psychology
The Tension Between Pure, Scientific and Applied Psychology
Psychology's Status as a Science
Postmodernism
Is There Anything New in Psychology?
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×