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A History of Psychology

A History of Psychology
A Global Perspective

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History of Psychology

© 2011 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A contemporary and engaging student friendly text with a multinational focus conveys the dynamism of the science of psychology. Student focused features offer social context, explore interdisciplinary relationships, reinforce critical thinking and ultimately show the impact and application of the science.

Key features:

- Each chapter begins with a highly engaging vignette or opening case, which features a familiar-to-most-students theme or topic.

- Multinational and multicultural emphasis examines the development of psychology from around the world.

- The text examines contemporary psychology yet does not give short shrift to the roots of psychology.

- Each chapter contains a section on the impact of psychology on society as well as societal influences on the discipline which includes its influence in various fields such as medicine, education, work, criminal justice, business, advertising, and entertainment.

- 'Case In Point' boxes give students the opportunity to come to their own conclusions about issues and think critically about biases that may have influenced psychology.

- Chapter opening time charts place main events, names, and theories in a visual, chronological perspective of psychology's past and present

- 'In their own words' boxes display quotes made by famous psychologists and other scholars about psychological research and its applications

- Checkpoints, chapter summaries and end-of-chapter key terms help students review and prepare for exams

About the Author
Chapter 1. Understanding Psychology's History
Four Types of Knowledge in Psychology  
Society and Psychology's History  
Historiography of Psychology  
Undestanding the History of Psychology  
Key Terms  
Chapter 2. Early Psychological Knowledge
Psychological Knowledge at the Beginning of Human Civilization  
Psychological Knowledge in the Civilization of the Greeks  
Psychological Knowledge in India and China: An Introduction to Non-Western Traditions in Psychology  
Psychological Knowledge at the Turn of the First Millennium  
Further Development of Knowledge in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300s)  
Key Terms  
Chapter 3. Psychology During Mid-Millennium Transitions: 15th to the End of the 18th Century
Transitions From the Late 15th to the End of the 18th Century  
Psychology in Mid-Millenium: What People Knew  
The Impact of Scholars and Their Theories  
French Materialism and Enlightenment  
Key Terms  
Chapter 4. Psychology in the Laboratory
Transitions of the 19th Century  
Physiology and Philosophy: Two Academic Schools  
Early Measurements in Psychology  
First Psychological Laboratories  
In the Laboratory: Psychology in Search for Own Identity  
Key Terms  
Chapter 5. Psychology and Mass Society at the Beginning of the 20th Century
The Social and Cultural Landscape  
Advances in Natural and Social Sciences and Their Impact on Psychology  
Psychology as a Scientific Discipline  
Functionalism: Connecting the Individual and the Social Environment  
Evolutionary Ideas in Psychology  
New Fields of Psychology  
Key Terms  
Chapter 6. Clinical Research and Psychology at the End of the 19th and Beginning of the 20th Century
What People Knew About Mental Illnesss  
Society and Psychopathology  
Understanding Mental Illness  
Early Attempts at Treatment  
Key Terms  
Chapter 7. The Birth and Development of the Behaviorist Tradition
Animal Psychology  
Studies of Reflexes  
The Behaviorism of John Watson  
Key Terms  
Chapter 8. The Birth and Development of Psychoanalysis
The Social and Scientific Lanscape  
Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis  
Early Transitions of Psychoanalysis: Alfred Adler  
Early Transitions of Psychoanalysis: Carl Jung  
Key Terms  
Chapter 9. The Paths of Gestalt Psychology
The Social Landscape After the Great War  
Principles of Gestalt Psychology  
Advancements of Gestalt Theory  
Key Terms  
Chapter 10. Theoretical and Applied Psychology After the Great War
Society and Psychology  
Psychological Testing  
Psychology of Development and Cognition  
Personality Theories  
Early Social Psychology  
Key Terms  
Chapter 11. Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis in the Mid-20th Century: Theoretical and Applied Paths
Further Development of Behaviorism  
A Winding Road of Psychoanalysis  
Assessment of Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis  
Key Terms  
Chapter 12. Humanistic and Cognitive Psychology
The Social Landscape  
Humanistic Psychology  
Cognitive Psychology  
Key Terms  
Chapter 13. Focusing on Contemporary Issues
Lesson 1. Psychology Continues to Address Its "Traditional Themes"  
Lesson 2. Psychology Welcomes Interdisciplinary Science  
Lesson 3. Psychology Did Not Abandon Its Established Traditions  
Lesson 4. Psychology Can Correct Its Past Mistakes  
Lesson 5. Psychology Remains a Progressive Science  
Key Terms  
Figures and Phto Credits
Author Index
Subject Index

Easy to follow overview with excellent links to supplementary resources. I have pointed my less knowledgeable students to this resource to prepare them for the rest of the unit.

Mr Andrew Russell
Public Services, Brooklands College
October 18, 2013

I really liked the organization. It was not just the usual chronology, rather it kept bringing the social landscape of the time and what was known in other areas of science as a point of reference.

Dr Don Poe
School Of Soc Behav Sciences, Pfeiffer University
May 23, 2013

I shall be recommending this textbook to the Doing Psychology students - an excellent supplementary text to the core reading

Dr Donna Taylor
Psychology, University of Westminster
November 20, 2012

A very well written and most interesting book covering the history of Psychology from an interdisciplinary perspective.Its many visual aids, and critical thinking questions make the text very attractive and keep the reader engaged.

Dr Katie Cagney
Department of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
July 18, 2012

Very similar in content to my lectures and jibes well with my teaching style (drawing in social context, historical events, etc). An excellent text that won the unanimous approval of my student reviewers.

Dr Wayne Messer
Psychology Dept, Berea College
May 31, 2011

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ISBN: 9781412973830