Robert D. Nye's THREE PSYCHOLOGIES clearly and succinctly presents the essential ideas of Freud, Skinner, and Rogers, three of the most important contributors to contemporary psychological thought. A brief introductory chapter gives an overview of each perspective and points out some basic differences among the theories.
Chapters Two, Three, and Four discuss the basic ideas of the three psychologists, including practical examples, real-world applications, and commentaries. Chapter Five compares the theories on specific topics, also offering critical evaluations, and Nye's personal comments. An Epilogue includes concise information about cognitive psychology and Albert Ellis's rational-emotive behavior therapy, so that readers can compare these currently popular approaches with those of Freud, Skinner, and Rogers.
Table of Contents
2. Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis.
3. B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism.
4. Carl Rogers and Humanistic Phenomenology.
5. Comparisons, Contrasts, Criticisms, and Concluding Comments.