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A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context (4th Edition)

A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context (4th Edition)
Author: D. Brett King - Wayne Viney - William Douglas Wood
ISBN 13: 9780205512133
ISBN 10: 205512135
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-01-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $170.20

A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive history of psychology tracing psychological thought from antiquity through early twenty-first century developments.The opening chapters present the reader with a dynamic framework for exploring psychology in the context of historiography and philosophical issues. The text provides in-depth coverage to the intellectual trends that preceded the formal founding of psychology in the late 1870s, coupled with an analysis of the major systems of thought and the key developments in the history of basic and applied psychology. The final chapter focuses on major trends in psychology from the latter half of the twentieth century to the early twentieth-first century.


A detailed survey of intellectual traditions that contributed to the founding and historical development of psychology. Unusual features of early chapters include coverage of contributions of early female thinker such as Theana and Hypatia; brief overviews of psychological thought in documents from ancient Chinese, Indian, Persian, and Hebrew cultures; and equal emphasis on psychology's intellectual context and the quantitative techniques that allowed psychology to develop. Later chapters outline major systems of psychology, examining basic and applied contributions of each school. The volume includes chapter review questions and glossaries, and pronunciation guides for difficult names. This second edition reflects historical scholarship appearing since the first edition in 1993. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.