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An Introduction to the History of Psychology (PSY 310 History and Systems of Psychology)

An Introduction to the History of Psychology (PSY 310 History and Systems of Psychology)
Author: B. R. Hergenhahn
ISBN 13: 9780495506218
ISBN 10: 495506214
Edition: 6
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-03-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 752
List Price: $320.95

Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Fifth Edition, B.R. Hergenhahn demonstrates that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds-or even thousands-of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical dev


Hergenhahn (emeritus, Hamline University) outlines the history of psychology from 700 B.C. to the present. Arranged chronologically, chapters focus on particular periods and movements, as well as the contributions of individuals. Topics include: early Greek philosophers; Aristotle; the beginning of modern science and philosophy; empiricism, sensationalism, and positivism; rationalism; romanticism and existentialism; early physiology and experimental psychology; Darwin's influence; functionalism; behaviorism; neobehaviorism; Gestalt psychology; early diagnosis, explanation, and treatment of mental illness; psychoanalysis; humanistic psychology; psychobiology; and, contemporary psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)