A Brief History of Psychology

A Brief History of Psychology : Important Timelines

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A Brief History of Psychology: Important Timelines is the second book in the series Student Guides Simplified. It is written by best-selling author David Elio Malocco (Forensic Science: Crime Scene Analysis; Criminal Profiling: An Introduction; Psychotherapy: The Top 50 Theories and Theorists; and Psychotherapy: Approaches and Theories) The book is a simple and uncomplicated introduction to the history and various systems of Psychology. It provides a basic understanding and summary of all the major systems and theories in psychology which is completed in a comprehensive manner. The book is principally aimed at first year psychology students, students thinking about taking psychology as a major or anyone interested in reading about psychology and its development throughout the centuries. It begins with discussions on French philosopher Rene Descartes, English philosopher John Locke, German physician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Scottish historian David Hume and Irish philosopher George Berkeley and how their work on the human body and mind influenced psychology in its embryonic stages. It then covers all the major psychologists from Sigmund Freud to modern day psychologists like Barbara Lee Fredrickson. As with all Student Guides Simplified books it is entertaining and very readable with confusing theories simply explained so the reader doesn't feel drowned by complicated theories or high brow discussions on esoteric topics which they don't feel are properly defined. The book is ideal as a reference for existing students and provides a comprehensive timeline of all major events in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, philosophy, counselling and therapy. Some students will use it as a stand-alone text as it provides the basis for all major essays that a first year psychology student might be asked to undertake. Readers will appreciate the author's balanced coverage of social, experimental, applied, and clinical psychology, as well as his clear and succinct presentation of the field's major events and schools of thought. The book not only explores the most significant ideas about human nature from ancient to modern times, but also examines the broader social and scientific contexts in which these concepts were articulated and defined. As with all Students Guides Simplified books it is short, to the point, easy to read and understand, packed with all kinds of interesting information and inexpensive to purchase. Enjoy!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 267.62g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150759643X
  • 9781507596432

About MR David Elio Malocco

David Elio Malocco was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. His father was born in Casalattico in Frosinone in Italy and his mother was born in Monaghan in Ireland. He was educated at the Christian Brothers School in Dundalk and his parents later sent him to St. Patrick's College in Cavan where they hoped he would be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. But he chose law and business instead. He received his Bachelor of Civil Law degree from University College Dublin and spent fifteen years as a criminal lawyer before taking a second degree at the Open University, Milton Keynes in England where he obtained a first class honors degree in Psychology majoring in Cognitive Development. In 1991 he realized a personal ambition and moved to New York where he studied film direction, production and writing for film at New York University. Since then he has written numerous screenplays in several genre and has written, produced and directed numerous shorts and three feature films, Virgin Cowboys, Magdalen and Jack Gambel: The Enigma. He later studied creative writing at Oxford University and is presently completing a qualification as a psychotherapist at the Institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in Dublin. He is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the American Criminology Society. He has written several books on true crime and forensic science. The books were motivated by dual diplomas he had taken. The first was in the Psychology of Criminal Profiling and the second in Forensic Science specializing in crime scene analysis. His publications include: Who's Who Serial Killers: The Top 100; Murder for Profit: They Killed for Money; Sexual Psychopaths: British Serial Killers; Serial Sex Killers: Real American Psychos; Wicked Women; I am a Cannibal: A Study of Anthropophagy; The World's Worst Serial Killers; Criminal Profiling: A Basic Introduction; The Beatles Conspiracy: John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bill!; Forensic Science: Crime Scene Analysis. Psychotherapy: The Top 50 Theorists and Theories His next book is a discussion on the crime of murder and those who make a living from killing others. Witty, informative and slightly tongue in cheek, it also features evidence from crime scene analyses and is sub-titled How to Commit the Perfect Murder.
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