9781402784811

The Psychology Book From Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9781402784811

  • ISBN10:

    1402784813

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/20/2014
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

What could be more fascinating than the workings of the human mind? This stunningly illustrated survey in Sterling's Milestones series chronicles the history of psychology through 250 landmark events, theories, publications, experiments, and discoveries. Beginning with ancient philosophies of well-being, it touches on such controversial topics as phrenology, sexual taboos, electroshock therapy, multiple personality disorder, and the nature of evil.

Author Biography

Wade E. Pickren—current Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Ithaca College and Editor of History of Psychology—received his PhD in Psychology and the History of Science from the University of Florida. He has served as the Historian of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1998, as well as President-elect of the Society for General Psychology, past President of the Society for the History of Psychology, and Fellow of four APA Divisions. Additionally, he is coeditor of the book series International and Cultural Psychology (Springer SBM) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology. In addition to APA, Pickren's professional affiliations include the New York Academy of Science, Cheiron: International Society for the History of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. He lives in Dryden, NY.

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