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History of Psychology: The Making of a Science, 1st Edition

  • Edward P. Kardas Southern Arkansas University
  • ISBN-10: 1111186669  |  ISBN-13: 9781111186661
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
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HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY: THE MAKING OF A SCIENCE illustrates historical relationships between psychology's past and present. It traces the relationship of psychology to other disciplines (philosophy, computational science, biology, and social science) by using a "border" metaphor--that is, examining the areas in and out of which psychology has moved and continues to move. As a result, you'll gain a fuller, more realistic understanding of psychology as a living discipline that is continually evolving. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Unique "Then and Now" boxes connect past research interests and data from the history of psychology to contemporary research results.
  • A number of "FYI" sections are sprinkled throughout each chapter. Similar to asides in a play, they adopt a conversational style, discussing topics that are related to the chapter but not included in the primary narrative. Examples include a movie about the love affair between Abelard and Heloise, how Galileo never read Kepler's book, and Freud's experience with cocaine.
  • "Border With" philosophy, computational science, biology, and social science boxed sections show specific times and places where these disciplines interacted with psychology. This provides students with a more complete understanding of the present and historical context of psychology.
  • Beginning with Chapter 2, each chapter includes an Introduction, a Summary, and a Main Ideas section, providing readers with a consistent structure and helping to crystallize and reinforce the most important content.
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Table of Contents

1. 21st Century Psychology.
2. From Prehistory to Civilization.
3. The Birth of Philosophy.
4. Greek Philosophy.
5. From Philosophy to Faith.
6. From Faith to Humanism.
7. From the Renaissance to the Dawn of Science.
8. The Rise of the New Philosophy.
9. Modern Philosophy.
10. Introspective Psychology.
11. Biological Psychology.
12. Functionalism.
13. Behaviorism.
14. Neobehaviorism.
15. Gestalt Psychology.
16. Personality and Psychopathology.

What's New

  • Each chapter after Chapter 1 begins with a "Zeitgeist," which inserts readers into the historical time that is being studied. These sections range from the history of ancient Greece to the rise of the modern model of the research university.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Edward P. Kardas

Edward P. Kardas is Director of the Honors College and full professor of psychology at Southern Arkansas University where he has worked since 1980. He did his graduate work at Louisiana State University (LSU) and his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Baltimore. Kardas previously taught at LSU-Eunice and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His professional interests revolve around teaching with technology, writing textbooks, and research in honors education. He is the author of RESEARCH METHODS (© 2008, McGraw-Hill) with Chris Spatz, PSYCHOLOGY RESOURCES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB (© 1999, Brooks/Cole), and USING THE INTERNET FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (© 1996, Wadsworth) with Tommy Milford.