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Foundations of Psychological Thought
A History of Psychology

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History of Psychology

September 2008 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This annotated reader for undergraduate courses in the history of psychology exposes students to original, primary materials but includes several unique features that will make the original sources much more accessible, including:

- Thematic organization of readings demonstrates how thinking on major psychological issues evolved.

- Contemporary as well as historical readings, bring students right up to the present.

- Introductions and extensive annotations set the context for students and guide them in navigating sometimes complex ideas to help them get the most out of reading the original sources.

- Further Reading section

- Ideas and Study Questions to help students reinforce understanding of the excerpts.

 
PART 1: THE MIND AND THE BODY
The Passions of the Soul (1649)
1.1 René Descartes (1596–1650)
Psychology (1892)
1.2 William James (1842–1910)
Outlines of Psychology (1897)
1.3 Wilhelm Wundt (1832–1920)
Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950)
1.4 Alan Turing (1912–1954)
Minds, Brains, and Science (1984)
1.5 John Searle (b. 1932)
 
PART 2: PERCEIVING
An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision (1709)
2.1 George Berkeley (1685–1753)
Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785)
2.2 Thomas Reid (1710–1796)
Treatise on Physiological Optics (1867)
2.3 Hermann von Helmholtz (1821–1894)
The Perception of the Visual World (1950)
2.4 J. J. Gibson (1904–1979)
Visual Information Processing: The Structure and Creation of Visual Representations (1980)
2.5 David Marr (1945–1980)
 
PART 3: OPENING THE BLACK BOX
On the Speed of Mental Processes (1868–1869)
3.1 F. C. Donders (1818–1889)
An Outline of Psychology (1896)
3.2 E. B. Titchener (1867–1927)
Psychopathology of Everyday Life (1901)
3.3 Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)
Human Acquisition of Concepts for Sequential Patterns (1963)
3.4 Herbert Simon (1916–2001) and Kenneth Kotovsky (b. 1939)
About Behaviorism (1974)
3.5 B. F. Skinner (1904–1990)
Localization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain (1988)
3.6 Michael I. Posner (b. 1936), Steven F. Petersen (b. 1952), Peter T. Fox (b. 1951), and Marcus E. Raichle (b. 1937)
 
PART 4: NATIVISM AND EMPIRICISM aka HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Notes Directed Against a Certain Programme (1648)
4.1 René Descartes (1596–1650)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)
4.2 John Locke (1632–1704)
The Origin of Species (1859)
4.3 Charles Darwin (1809–1882)
The Facts of Perception (1878)
4.4 Hermann von Helmholtz (1821–1894)
Instincts and Their Vicissitudes (1915)
4.5 Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)
What the Nursery Has to Say About Instincts (1926)
4.6 John Watson (1878–1958)
The Misbehavior of Organisms (1961)
4.7 Keller Breland (1915–1965) and Marian Breland (1920–2001)
Language and Mind (1968)
4.8 Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)
 
PART 5: LEVELS OF EXPLANATION
Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms (1923)
5.1 Max Wertheimer (1880–1943)
Conditioned Reflexes: An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex (1927)
5.2 Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849–1936)
Experiments in Social Space (1939)
5.3 Kurt Lewin (1890–1947)
Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men (1948)
5.4 Edward Chace Tolman (1886–1959)
Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory (1949)
5.5 Donald Hebb (1904–1985)
Cognitive Neuroscience and the Study of Memory (1998)
5.6 Brenda Milner (b. 1918), Larry R. Squire (b. 1941), and Eric R. Kandel (b. 1929)
 
PART 6: NORMAL & ABNORMAL
Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind (1812)
6.1 Benjamin Rush (1746–1813)
A Critique of Cultural and Statistical Concepts of Abnormality (1939)
6.2 Henry J. Wegrocki (1909–1967)
Neurosis and Human Growth (1950)
6.3 Karen Horney (1885–1952)
The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual (1957)
6.4 Evelyn Hooker (1907–1996)
The Myth of Mental Illness (1960)
6.5 Thomas S. Szasz (b. 1920)
Biological Psychiatry: Is There Any Other Kind? (1989)
6.6 Samuel B. Guze (1923–2000)
The Mental Health Continuum: From Languishing to Flourishing in Life (2002)
6.7 Corey L. M. Keyes (b. 1962)

"Through carefully selected and extensively annotated original sources, Foundations of Psychological Thought deals with some of the most important issues and ideas in the history of psychological thought."

Savannah Jones
Review Editor

"A wonderful resource collection of 'original source material.' I appreciate the cluster of readings by topic as well as the date."

James Uchtenberg
University of Kansas

We deliver a year 1 (level 4) module on the history of psychology and this book will be very useful.

Miss Claire Marsh
Psychology , Manchester College of Arts & Techn.
June 28, 2016

This book presents an excellent collection of key original manuscripts. It serves as a starting point for a student's understanding and as a reference for future use.

Dr Laura Ritchie
Department of Music, Chichester University
June 13, 2012

This is an excellent resource which provides a varied and interesting choice of orginal research. Th discussion points at the end of each chapter provide a basis to consolidate learning

Ms Rose Envy
School of Social Science & Law, University of Teesside
January 23, 2012

An interesting and clear book

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
BA (HONS) Degree in Social Work, North East Worcestershire College
September 23, 2011

Went with another textbook.

Mr Ernesto Martello
Religious & Historical Studies, God's Calling
September 1, 2011

This text will provide students and those new to psychology with a useful overview of it’s history, foundations and main ideas.

Miss Arabella Ashfield
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
August 13, 2011

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