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An introduction to the history of psychology

Author: B R Hergenhahn
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive treatment of psychology in all its dimensions. Beginning with the philosophical endeavours of the early Greeks, it traces those early themes into the development of the philosophies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B R Hergenhahn
ISBN: 0534168124 9780534168124
OCLC Number: 23732402
Description: xi, 594 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. 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 --
Chapter 2. Early Greek Philosophers --
World of Precivilized Humans --
Early Greek Religion --
First Philosophers --
Early Greek Medicine --
Relativity of Truth --
Plato --
Aristotle --
Importance of Early Greek Philosophy --
Chapter 3. After Aristotle: A Search for the Good Life --
Skepticism and Cynicism --
Epicureanism and Stoicism --
Neoplatonism --
Emphasis on Spirit --
Dark Ages --
Arabic and Jewish Influences --
Reconciliation of Faith and Reason --
Scholasticism --
William of Occam: A Turning Point --
Spirit of the Times Before the Renaissance --
Chapter 4. Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy --
Renaissance Humanism --
Further Challenges to Church Authority --
Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo --
Isaac Newton --
Francis Bacon --
Rene Descartes --
Chapter 5. Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism --
British Empiricism --
French Sensationalism --
Positivism --
Chapter 6. Rationalism --
Baruch Spinoza --
Nicholas de Malebranche --
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz --
Thomas Reid --
Immanuel Kant --
Johann Friedrich Herbart --
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel --
Chapter 7. Romanticism and Existentialism --
Romanticism --
Existentialism --
Chapter 8. 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 --
Rise of Experimental Psychology Chapter 9. Voluntarism, Structuralism, and Other Early Approaches to Psychology --
Voluntarism --
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt --
Edward Bradford Titchener --
Other Early Approaches to Psychology --
Chapter 10. Darwinian Influence --
Evolutionary Theory Before Darwin --
Charles Darwin --
Sir Francis Galton --
Intelligence Testing After Galton --
Binet-Simon Scale in the United States --
Intelligence Testing in the Army --
Deterioration of National Intelligence --
Chapter 11. Functionalism --
Early U.S. Psychology --
Characteristics of Functionalistic Psychology --
William James --
Hugo Munsterberg --
Granville Stanley Hall --
Functionalism at the University of Chicago --
Functionalism at Columbia University --
Fate of Functionalism --
Chapter 12. Behaviorism --
Background of Behaviorism --
Russian Objective Psychology --
John B. Watson and Behaviorism --
^ William McDougall: Another Type of Behaviorism --
Chapter 13. Neobehaviorism --
Positivism --
Logical Positivism --
Operationism --
Physicalism --
Neobehaviorism --
Edward Chace Tolman --
Clark Leonard Hull --
Edwin Ray Guthrie --
Burrhus Frederic Skinner --
Behaviorism Today --
Chapter 14. Gestalt Psychology --
Antecedents of Gestalt Psychology --
Founding of Gestalt Psychology --
Isomorphism and the Law of Pragnanz --
Perceptual Constancies --
Perceptual Gestalten --
Subjective and Objective Reality --
Gestalt Explanation of Learning --
Productive Thinking --
Memory --
Lewin's Field Theory --
Impact of Gestalt Psychology --
Chapter 15. 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 --
^ Tension Between the Psychological and Medical Models of Mental Illness --
Use of Hypnotism Chapter 16. Psychoanalysis and Its Early Alternatives --
Antecedents of the Development of Psychoanalysis --
Sigmund Freud --
Early Influences on the Development of Psychoanalysis --
Studies on Hysteria --
Project for a Scientific Psychology --
Freud's Self-Analysis --
Psychopathology of Everyday Life --
Freud's Trip to the United States --
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 --
Anna Freud's Contributions to Psychoanalysis --
Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis --
Chapter 17. Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology --
Mind, the Body, and the Spirit --
Antecedents of Third-Force Psychology --
Phenomenology --
Existential Psychology --
Humanistic Psychology --
Comparison of Existential and Humanistic Psychology --
Evaluation --
Chapter 18. Cognitive Psychology --
Development before 1950 --
Development during the 1950s --
Development after the 1950s --
Artificial Intelligence --
Information-Processing Psychology --
Chapter 19. Psychobiology --
Karl S. Lashley --
Donald O. Hebb --
Roger W. Sperry --
New Connectionism --
Behavioral Genetics --
Chapter 20. Contemporary Psychology --
Diversity of Contemporary Psychology --
Tension Between Pure, Scientific, and Applied Psychology --
Psychology's Status as a Science --
Postmodernism --
Is There Anything New in Psychology? --
Appendix. Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology.
Responsibility: B.R. Hergenhahn.

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