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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 the Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate 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. This comprehensive book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage students and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
- While maintaining its comprehensive topic coverage and smooth narrative flow, this edition has been honed and "tightened," resulting in fewer pages in most chapters.
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- New topics include modern IQ testing (Wechsler) and psychometric contributions; the influences of Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and Camus on humanistic psychology; early women in science and academia; and many others.
- Chapters 16 and 17 from the previous edition (on psychoanalysis and early alternatives to psychoanalysis) are now combined, with expanded coverage on Erickson and other developmental matters. As a result, Chapters 18 through 21 in the previous edition now appear as Chapters 17 through 20: "Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology," "Psychobiology," "Cognitive Psychology," and "Psychology Today."
- This book differentiates itself from other texts through comprehensive scholarship and extensive coverage of psychology's philosophical heritage, treatment of romanticism and existentialism, thorough coverage of the influence of evolutionary theory on psychology, and the inclusion of a chapter about the early diagnosis, explanation, and treatment of mental illness (Chapter 15).
- The text begins with a summary of the questions psychologists are asking today, and goes on to show how those questions date back to early Greek philosophy.
- In-depth discussions of empiricism, rationalism, positivism, romanticism, and existentialism are presented in a way that students will find both relevant and interesting.
- The authors discuss the influence of religion on psychology, as well as the events that freed inquiry from religious dogma.
- A timeline on the book's endpapers presents the entire history of psychology, putting important individuals and ideas in historical context.
- Chapter summaries, discussion questions, end-of-chapter glossaries, suggestions for further reading, and a Book Companion Website facilitate study and review.
2. Ancient Greece.
3. Rome and the Middle Ages.
4. Renaissance Science and Philosophy.
5. Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism.
7. Romanticism and Existentialism.
8. Physiology and Psychophysics.
9. Early Approaches to Psychology.
10. Evolution and Individual Differences.
11. American Psychology and Functionalism.
14. Gestalt Psychology.
15. Early Considerations of Mental Illness.
17. Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology.
19. Cognitive Psychology.
20. Psychology Today.
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Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
The Instructor's Manual with Test Bank contains a variety of chapter-by-chapter resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs.
Online PowerPoint® Lecture Slides
These Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.