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Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits," and psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In this Fifth Edition, B.R. Hergenhahn demonstrates that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds-or even thousands-of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, will engage you and facilitate your understanding of each chapter.
Table of Contents
|The Early Greek Philosophers|
|After Aristotle: A Search for the Good Life|
|The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy|
|Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism|
|Romanticism and Existentialism|
|Early Developments in Physiology and the Rise of Experimental Psychology|
|Voluntarism, Structuralism, and Other Early Approaches to Psychology|
|The Darwinian Influence and the Rise of Mental Testing|
|Early Diagnosis, Explanation, and Treatment of Mental Illness|
|Early Alternatives to Psychoanalysis|
|Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology|
|Appendix: Significant Individuals and Events in the History of Psychology|
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