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A History of Modern Psychology 11th Edition

Duane P. Schultz | Sydney Ellen Schultz

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  • ISBN-10: 1337013234
  • ISBN-13: 9781337013239
  • STARTING AT $34.99

  • STARTING AT $37.99

  • ISBN-10: 1305630041
  • ISBN-13: 9781305630048
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $180.00
  • RETAIL $239.95


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.

Duane P. Schultz, University of South Florida

Duane P. Schultz is a former professor of psychology at the University of South Florida. He has also held faculty appointments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (now the University of Mary Washington), American University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Dr. Schultz and his wife, Sydney Ellen Schultz, are a well-regarded textbook author team.

Sydney Ellen Schultz,

Sydney Ellen Schultz is a writer, editor, and researcher who has developed print and digital publications and teaching materials for publishers, government agencies, schools, and professional associations. She and her husband, Duane Schultz, are well regarded as textbook authors.
  • Original primary source excerpts are featured in the book to eliminate the need for outside readings -- providing extra value for students.
  • Coverage of new topics in cognitive psychology includes embedded cognition, cognitive neuroscience, neuroprosthetics, evolutionary psychology, animal personality and intelligence, artificial intelligence, and unconscious cognition.
  • Reviewers praise the authors' ability to tell the history of psychology in a way that avoids dry narrative. In part, this is because they personalize the content by showing students how events in the lives of influential theorists and researchers affected the theorists' ideas, approaches, and methods.
  • Each chapter opens with a "teaser" narrative built around a person or event that introduces the major theme of the chapter, conveying to students that history is about real people and real situations. Topics include the 1909 drug bust against the "deadly" substance caffeine, and Priscilla the Fastidious Pig, who beat B.F. Skinner at a game of tic-tac-toe.
  • The In Their Own Words sections provide original writings by the key figures in the history of psychology, presenting in each theorist's distinctive personal style (and the style of the times) a unique perspective on psychology's methods, problems, and goals.
  • Pedagogical features include discussion questions, which form the basis for writing assignments, and running margin glossaries and chapter opening outlines that help with chapter review.

A History of Modern Psychology


1. The Study of the History of Psychology.
2. Philosophical Influences on Psychology.
3. Physiological Influences on Psychology.
4. The New Psychology.
5. Structuralism.
6. Functionalism: Antecedent Influences.
7. Functionalism: Development and Founding.
8. Applied Psychology: The Legacy of Functionalism.
9. Behaviorism: Antecedent Influences.
10. Behaviorism: The Beginnings.
11. Behaviorism: After the Founding.
12. Gestalt Psychology.
13. Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings.
14. Psychoanalysis: After the Founding.
15. Contemporary Developments in Psychology.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


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ISBN: 9781305671850
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