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A History of Psychology Ideas & Context

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Summary

Showcases the fundamental historical principles that form the bedrock of psychology

 

A History of Psychology: Ideas & Context, 5/e, traces psychological thought from antiquity through early 21st century advances, giving students a thorough look into psychology’s origins and development. This title provides in-depth coverage of intellectual trends, major systems of thought, and key developments in basic and applied psychology.

 

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Author Biography

D. Brett King has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1990. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of psychology including a book-length biography of the Gestalt psychologist Max Wertheimer, co-authored with Michael Wertheimer. King and his wife, Dr. Cheri King, served as co-archivists for the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He has won numerous teaching awards and, in 1995, was honored as CU Boulder’s “Best Professor” in a campus-wide student poll conducted by The Colorado Daily, CU Boulder’s campus newspaper.

Wayne Viney is Emeritus Professor and Emeritus University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of psychology and an undergraduate course in the development of scientific thought. Dr. Viney served as the Head of the Psychology Department at Colorado State University from 1967 to 1973 and as Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Director of the University Core Curriculum in Biology from 1973 to 1976. He received 17 teaching awards while working at Colorado State. He has served as President of Division 26 Society for the History of Psychology of the American Psychological Association and as President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. He has published extensively in the history of psychology.

 

William Douglas Woody is Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches History and Systems of Psychology at the graduate level. He taught History and Systems of Psychology at the undergraduate level at Colorado State University and the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire. In 2006, he received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for the History of Psychology. Additionally, he has received numerous national, university, and college level teaching awards, and including being named Best Professor by the students at two of the three universities where he has taught.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


Brief Table of Contents

 

Part I:  Historiographic and Philosophical Issues

Chapter 1:     Critical Issues in Historical Studies

Chapter 2:     Philosophical Issues

Part II:  Early Psychological Thought

Chapter 3:     Ancient Psychological Thought

Chapter 4:     The Roman Period and the Middle Ages

Chapter 5:     The Renaissance

Part III:  Modern Intellectual Developments that Contributed to the Birth of Psychology  

Chapter 6:     Empiricism, Associationism, and Utilitarianism

Chapter 7:     Rationalism

Chapter 8:     Mechanization and Quantification

Chapter 9:     Naturalism and Humanitarian Reform

Part IV:  Psychology from the Formal Founding in 1879

Chapter 10:   Psychophysics and the Formal Founding of Psychology

Chapter 11:   Developments after the Founding

Chapter 12:   Functionalism

Chapter 13:   Behaviorism

Chapter 14:   Other Behavioral Psychologies

Chapter 15:   Gestalt Psychology

Chapter 16:   Psychoanalysis

Chapter 17:   Humanistic Psychologies

Chapter 18:   The Rise of Contemporary Psychology

 


 

Full Table of Contents

 

Part I:  Historiographic and Philosophical Issues

Chapter 1:     Critical Issues in Historical Studies

Why Study History?   

Some Problems in Historiography    

The History of the History of Psychology   

 

Chapter 2:     Philosophical Issues

Epistemology   

The Problem of Causality   

Free Will and Determinism   

The Mind—Body Problem   

The Problem of Explanation   

 

Part II:  Early Psychological Thought

Chapter 3:     Ancient Psychological Thought

Early Chinese Psychologies   

Babylonia

Egypt

Other Ancient Eastern Psychologies   

The Hebrews   

Persia

Greece

 

Chapter 4:     The Roman Period and the Middle Ages

Roman Medicine   

Roman Philosophy   

The Fall of Rome   

The Early Christian Faith   

The Medieval Period 

 

Chapter 5:     The Renaissance

The Black Death   

A New Worldview: Expanding Geographic Knowledge   

Influence of the Greek Classics   

Diffusion of Authority   

Growth of Empirical Studies    

Quantification

Changing Visions of the World   

Psychological Thought in the Renaissance   

 

Part III:  Modern Intellectual Developments that Contributed to the Birth of Psychology  

Chapter 6:     Empiricism, Associationism, and Utilitarianism

Empiricism

Empiricism on the Continent   

Associationism and Utilitarianism   

Contributions of Empiricism   

 

Chapter 7:     Rationalism

Emphasis on a Priori Knowledge  

Theory of the Active Mind   

Deduction versus Induction   

René Descartes   

Baruch Spinoza   

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz   

Immanuel Kant   

Johann Friedrich Herbart   

Thomas Reid and Commonsense Philosophy   

Contributions of Rationalism   

 

Chapter 8:     Mechanization and Quantification

Thomas Hobbes   

René Descartes Revisited   

Jan Swammerdam   

Niels Stensen   

Stephen Hales   

Robert Whytt   

Johann August Unzer   

Julien Offray de La Mettrie   

Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis   

Mapping the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems   

 

Chapter 9:     Naturalism and Humanitarian Reform

Evolutionary Theory   

Significance of Evolutionary Theory for Psychology   

Naturalistic Approaches to Emotional Disorders   

Humanitarian Reform   

 

Part IV:  Psychology from the Formal Founding in 1879

Chapter 10:   Psychophysics and the Formal Founding of Psychology

Psychophysics

Wilhelm Wundt   

 

Chapter 11:   Developments After the Founding

Systems

Edward Bradford Titchener   

Margaret Floy Washburn: A Broader Psychology   

Franz Brentano and Act Psychology   

Carl Stumpf   

Georg Elias Müller   

Oswald Külpe and the Würzburg School   

Hermann Ebbinghaus   

Wundt’s Contemporaries and Applied Psychology

 

Chapter 12:   Functionalism

William James and Harvard University   

Hugo Münsterberg  

G. Stanley Hall and Clark University   

Functionalism and the University of Chicago   

Psychology at Columbia University   

Mary Whiton Calkins   

The Growth of Applied Psychology   

Influence of Functionalism: An Evaluation   

 

Chapter 13:   Behaviorism

Antecedents of Behaviorism   

Formal Founding of American Behaviorism   

Behaviorism and Applied Psychology   

 

Chapter 14:   Other Behavioral Psychologies

Importance of Learning   

Importance of Precision and Clarity   

Importance of Experimentation   

Early Behavioristic Psychologies   

Neobehaviorism

Further Contributions to Applied Psychology from Neobehaviorism

 

Chapter 15:   Gestalt Psychology

Max Wertheimer   

Wolfgang Köhler   

Kurt Koffka   

Intellectual Background of Gestalt Psychology   

The Fundamentals of Gestalt Psychology    

Gestalt Perspectives on Scientific Method   

Mind and Brain   

The Influence of Gestalt Psychology   

Kurt Lewin and Field Theory   

Common Misunderstandings of Gestalt Psychology   

Gestalt Psychology and Applied Psychology   

The Continuing Relevance of Gestalt Psychology   

 

Chapter 16:   Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud   

Freud’s System of Psychology   

Neoanalytic Psychologies   

Alfred Adler   

Carl Gustav Jung   

Karen Danielsen Horney   

Other Developments   

 

Chapter 17:   Humanistic Psychologies

Intellectual Traditions   

The Formal Emergence of Humanistic Psychologies   

Overview of Third-Force Psychologies: Major Positions and Criticisms 

 

Chapter 18:   The Rise of Contemporary Psychology

The Systems of Psychology in Retrospect    

Cognitive Psychology   

Clinical Psychology   

Biopsychology

Social Psychology   

Industrial-Organizational Psychology   

Psychology and the Law   

Diversity and Pluralism in Modern Psychology   

 



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