Now in its sixth edition, History of Systems of Psychology introduces the complexities of psychology's origins. It provides readers with the context of historical, cultural, social and philosophical developments. Topics covered in the book include Psychological Foundations In Ancient Greece, The Emergence Of Modern Science, and Mental Passivity. For psychologists and others in the psychology field.
A survey introduction to psychology's past within the context of the intellectual history of Europe, this text, now in its sixth edition, introduces major themes of psychological inquiry considered by early Greek scholars and modified by Christian and Islamic writers, and deals with major systems of psychology in the 20th century and into the current century, such as the American functional movement, Gestalt psychology, and the third force movement. This sixth edition incorporates material on the impact of recent research in cognitive science and neuroscience. The author is affiliated with the University of Louisville. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR