A History of Modern Psychology 11th Edition

Duane P. Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz

  • © 2016
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012
  • 448 Pages


A market leader for over 30 years, A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY has been praised for its comprehensive coverage and biographical approach. Focusing on modern psychology, the text's coverage begins with the late 19th century. The authors personalize the history of psychology not only by using biographical information on influential theorists, but also by showing how the major events in the theorists' lives affected their ideas, approaches, and methods. Substantial updates in the eleventh edition include discussions of the latest developments in positive psychology; the increasing role of brain science in psychology; the return of Freud's anal personality; Ada Lovelace, the virgin "Bride of Science"; the interpretation of dreams by computers; the use of Coca Cola as a "nerve tonic," and many other topics. The result is a text that is as timely and relevant today as it was when it was first introduced.

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  • A thorough update of all subject areas includes nearly 180 new references, some as recent as 2014.
  • New topics include current developments in positive psychology, the increasing role of brain science in psychology, multimedia classroom presentations in psychology -- 100 years ago, psychology's role in training the bat bombers of World War II, the search for Little Albert, asylum tourism, and the use of Coca Cola as a "nerve tonic."
  • This edition presents new material on the interpretation of dreams by computers, whether our thinking can affect someone else's brain, happiness across cultures, ethnic differences in how students perceive their psychology course, and the relationship between 17th-century mechanical figures and today's robots.
  • New biographical material is presented on Alexander Volta, Ada Lovelace (the virgin "Bride of Science"), Sigmund Freud (whose 1500 love letters have been published), James McKeen Cattell (whose home was raided by the FBI), John B. Watson (who was haunted by depression), and Martin Seligman (with discussion of his "flourish" movement).

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