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Connections in the History and Systems of Psychology

Connections in the History and Systems of Psychology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0618415120

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ISBN13: 978-0618415120
ISBN10: 0618415122

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2005
International: No

List price: $240.00

Connections in the History and Systems of Psychology - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618415120

B. Michael Thorne and Tracy Henley

ISBN13: 978-0618415120
ISBN10: 0618415122

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2005
International: No

This comprehensive, scholarly text offers extensive biographical detail and full coverage of psychology's pre-19th century philosophical and scientific roots. The authors make connections between recent developments in psychometrics and biological, social, and cognitive psychology and their historical roots through current articles and references. This critical-thinking approach, combined with groundbreaking pedagogy, makes the text interesting and accessible to students and helps them understand the thinking processes that led to major psychological discoveries, as well as how they relate to contemporary specialty areas.

  • New! Of the nearly 200 new references incorporated into the text, more than 100 are dated after 2000 and the remainder from 1990-2000.
  • New! A timeline of notable psychological and historical events appears inside the front and back covers of the text for easy access.
  • The text provides extensive coverage of women and minorities in a field dominated by Caucasian men.
  • Timelines or chronologies for each chapter connect developments in psychology to world events in politics, science, and the arts.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Why Study the History of Psychology?
Thoughts about History
Where Do We Start?
Some of Psychology's Recurring Issues
Organization of the Book
About Psychology and Science

2. Precursors to Psychology in Ancient Greece

The Golden Age of Greece
Philosophy in the Golden Age
Medicine in the Golden Age and Beyond

3. The Roman Period and the Middle Ages

Philosophical and Theological Thought During the Roman Period
The Rise of Christianity
Christianity, Islam, and Jewish Philosophy of the Medieval Era
Christian Philosophy in the Later Middle Ages
Medieval Science Before the Renaissance
Universities in the Middle Ages

4. The Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophers

The Renaissance
Renaissance Humanism
Renaissance Science
The Early Modern Philosophers

5. Empiricism, Associationism, Positivism, and Common-Sense Psychology

British Empiricism
British Associationism
French Empiricism
The Scottish School

6. Continental Philosophies: Rationalism, Romanticism, and Existentialism


7. Physiological Influences on the Development of Psychology

Review of Early Speculation
Electricity and Nerve Function
Localization of Function

8. The Origins of Modern Scientific Psychology in Germany

Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt and Voluntarism
Edward Bradford Titchener and Structuralism
Franz Brentano and Act Psychology
Carl Stumpf
Edmund Husserl
Hermann Ebbinghaus
Georg Elias Muller
Oswald Kulpe

9. Darwin's Influence

Pre-Darwinian Evolution
Charles Robert Darwin
Francis Galton

10. Early American Psychology

Early Philosophy and Psychology in America
William James
Mary Whiton Calkins
Hugo Munsterberg
Granville Stanley Hall
Early Studies of Gender Differences: The Work of Leta Stetter Hollingworth
James McKeen Cattell
James Mark Baldwin

11. Functionalism

John Dewey
James Rowland Angell
Harvey A. Carr
Robert Sessions Woodworth
Edward Lee Thorndike
Women in American's First School

12. Animal Psychology and Early Behaviorism

Animal Psychology
Objective Psychology in Russia
John Broadus Watson

13. Neobehaviorism

Edwin Ray Guthrie
Edward Chace Tolman
Clark Leonard Hull
Hull's Students and Associates
B.F. Skinner
Ecological Psychology

14. Gestalt Psychology

Founding Gestalt Psychology: The Phi Phenomenon
Gestalt Psychology's Antecedents
Gestalt Psychology's Triumvirate
Principles of Gestalt Psychology
Kurt Lewin
Lesser-Known Gestalt Psychologists
Gestalt Psychology's Influence

15. Psychoanalysis

Early Treatment of the Mentally Ill
Existential Precursors to Freud
Sigmund Freud

16. Mind and Brain: Clinical Psychology Meets Neuroscience

Existential and Humanistic Approaches to Clinical Psychology
Recent Advances in Psychotherapy

17. Applied Psychology

Intelligence Testing
Social Psychology
Industrial Psychology

18. The Cognitive "Revolution"

Forerunners in the Cognitive Revolution
Noam Chomsky
Jerome Bruner and George Miller
Classical Contributions

Glossary of Names and Terms
Name Index
Subject Index