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A history of psychology : a global perspective

Author: Eric Shiraev
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a fresh and engaging perspective on psychology's history, covering the discipline's development around the world and highlighting its interdisciplinary nature. It offers comprehensive coverage of both classical and contemporary systems of thought, connects psychology to evolving society and culture from ancient times to today, and provides scores of contemporary applications that draw students to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Shiraev
ISBN: 9781412973830 141297383X
OCLC Number: 607976593
Description: xxv, 533 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding psychology's history --
Early psychological knowledge --
Psychology during mid-millennium transitions : 15th-end of 18th century --
Psychology in the laboratory --
Psychology and the mass society at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century --
The birth and development of the behaviorist tradition --
The birth and development of psychoanalysis --
The paths of Gestalt psychology --
Theoretical and applied psychology after the Great War --
Behaviorism and psychoanalysis in the mid-20th century: theoretical and applied paths --
Humanistic and cognitive psychology --
Focusing on contemporary issues.
Responsibility: Eric Shiraev.

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A contemporary and engaging student-friendly text with a multinational focus which conveys the dynamism of the science of psychology.  Read more...

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