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An Introduction to the History of Psychology
by:B. R. Hergenhahn
B.R. Hergenhahn presents college and university students with a useful resource in the textbook An Introduction to the History of Psychology, ISBN 9780495506218. Available for rent or purchase, this text boasts a myriad of effective features and teaching tools including various photographs, instructional strategies, as well as coverage of biographical...
B.R. Hergenhahn presents college and university students with a useful resource in the textbook An Introduction to the History of Psychology, ISBN 9780495506218. Available for rent or purchase, this text boasts a myriad of effective features and teaching tools including various photographs, instructional strategies, as well as coverage of biographical information on key figures in psychology. Presenting the history of psychology from 700 B.C. to the present, events and topics are arranged chronologically for easier student understanding with an emphasis on significant periods and movements as well as the major contributions of specific persons. B.R. Hergenhahn organizes the contents of An Introduction to the History of Psychology across 21 in-depth chapters. Chapter 1 opens the book with a thorough 'Introduction' followed by chapter 2 presenting information on 'The Early Greek Philosophers.' Chapter 3 investigates events surrounding the time 'After Aristotle: A Search for the Good Life' while chapter 4 delves into 'The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy.' 'Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism' is the topic of choice in chapter 5 followed by subjects surrounding 'Rationalism' discussed in chapter 6 and 'Romanticism and Existentialism' presented in chapter 7. Chapter 8 investigates 'Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology' with chapter 9 discussing 'Voluntarism, Structuralism, and Other Early Approaches to Psychology' and chapter 10 focusing on 'The Darwinian Influence and the Rise of Mental Testing.' Chapter 11 discusses 'Functionalism' followed by chapter 12 delving into 'Behaviorism' and chapter 13 discussing 'Neo-behaviorism.' Chapter 14 presents coverage of 'Gestalt Psychology' while chapter 15 examines 'Early Diagnosis, Explanation, and Treatment of Mental Illness' and chapter 16 explores 'Psychoanalysis.' 'Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis' is the topic of choice in chapter 17 followed by 'Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology' in chapter 18 and 'Psychobiology' presented in chapter 19. Chapter 20 tackles 'Cognitive Psychology' with the concluding pages devoted to chapter 21 discussing 'Contemporary Psychology. Appendix: Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology.'
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