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A student's guide to psychology

Author: Daniel N Robinson
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, ©2002.
Series: ISI guides to the major disciplines.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines are reader-friendly introductions to the most important fields of knowledge in the liberal arts. Written by leading scholars for both students and the general public, they will be appreciated by anyone desiring a reliable and informative tour of important subject matter. Each title offers an historical overview of a particular discipline, explains the central ideas of each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Robinson, Daniel N., 1937-
Student's guide to psychology.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, ©2002
(DLC) 2002107926
(OCoLC)51243097
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel N Robinson
ISBN: 9781610170413 1610170415
OCLC Number: 647038798
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (70 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Philosophical psychology: Inventing the subject --
Ancient Greece (again) --
Socrates and Plato --
Aristotle and the naturalistic perspective --
Philosophical psychology after Aristotle --
Psychology as science: Darwinian evolutionary theory --
Advances in neurophysiology and neurology --
Behaviorism --
Neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience --
Freud and depth psychology --
Social context --
Human development: Moral and civic --
Abiding issues: An epilogue --
Further reading --
Student self-reliance project --
Embarking on a lifelong pursuit of knowledge?
Series Title: ISI guides to the major disciplines.
Responsibility: Daniel N. Robinson.

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The ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines are reader-friendly introductions to the most important fields of knowledge in the liberal arts. Written by leading scholars for both students and the general public, they will be appreciated by anyone desiring a reliable and informative tour of important subject matter. Each title offers an historical overview of a particular discipline, explains the central ideas of each subject, and evaluates the works of thinkers whose ideas have shaped our world. They will aid students seeking to make better decisions about their course of study as well as general readers who wish to supplement their education. All who treasure the world of ideas and liberal learning will be motivated by these original and stimulating.

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"Perhaps these guides should be required reading for professors to rescue them from the narrowing clutches of research agendas, professional development, and what goes by the name of scholarship."

 
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