Robert D. Nye's THREE PSYCHOLOGIES clearly and succinctly presents the essential ideas of Freud, Skinner, and Rogers, three of the most important contributors to contemporary psychological thought. A brief introductory chapter gives an overview of each perspective and points out some basic differences among the theories. Chapters Two, Three, and Four discuss the basic ideas of the three psychologists, including practical examples, real-world applications, and commentaries. Chapter Five compares the theories on specific topics, also offering critical evaluations, and Nye's personal comments. An Epilogue includes concise information about cognitive psychology and Albert Ellis's rational-emotive behavior therapy, so that readers can compare these currently popular approaches with those of Freud, Skinner, and Rogers.
Overviews, examples, real-world applications, and commentaries present the essential ideas of three important figures in contemporary psychological thought. An introductory chapter points out differences among the three perspectives, and a conclusion provides comparisons on specific issues. This fifth edition includes discussion of cognitive psychology and Ellis' rational-emotive behavior therapy, plus a review of a 1962 dialogue between Rogers and Skinner. For undergraduate and graduate students in psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)