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A history of psychology : a global perspective

Author: Eric Shiraev
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Shiraev
OCLC Number: 1200487417
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 533 pages : illustrations)
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.

Abstract:

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 the topic. Clarity of coverage, illustrative examples, visual aids, and critical thinking questions make this text enjoyable for instructor and student alike.

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