This book is a history of modern psychology, beginning with the publication of Fechner's elements of Psychophysics in the mid-19th century to the present. It approaches the history of psychology from a scientific perspective. Chapter topics include: the psychology of consciousness, the unconscious mind, and adaptation; the conspiracy of naturalism; the golden age and decline of behaviorism; the rise of cognitive science; the birth of applied psychology; the rise of professional psychology; and the psychological society. For individuals interested in the history of psychology—and what it is today.
Details the history of modern psychology from its roots in modern science to the present. Chapters cover the psychology of consciousness and the unconscious, the conspiracy of naturalism, the golden age of behaviorism, the rise of cognitive science, and the birth of applied psychology. A final chapter looks at the psychological society, 1950- 2000. This edition contains a new chapter summarizing the history of psychology from the Renaissance and the scientific revolution up to the middle of the 19th century. Treatment of psychology in the 20th century has been updated to provide a clearer focus on scientific psychology and professional psychology. The author is affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)