A History of Psychology

A History of Psychology : From Antiquity to Modernity

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Provides a narrative history of psychology. A History of Psychology: From Antiquity to Modernity begins tracking psychology from the development of folk psychology as the key adaptation of humans at the dawn of history. It then traces the Classical, medieval, and early modern periods to present day psychology. The text covers scientific, applied, and professional psychology. Although theoretical and empirical arguments inside psychology about the nature of mind and behavior are not neglected, A History of Psychology shows how psychology's development has been shaped by social, economic, and political forces external to it, and, in turn, how the mature psychology of the late 20th century has begun to shape the society in which it arose. The text carefully examines how issues in psychology reflect and affect concepts that lie outside the technical concerns of psychology as a science and profession. Upon completing this text, readers will be able to: * Know the events in the history of scientific, applied, and professional psychology * Understand how psychology,s development was shaped by external forces * Describe how psychology has and continues to shape societyshow more

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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 215.9 x 266.7 x 30.48mm | 952.54g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0131114476
  • 9780131114470
  • 1,309,542

Table of contents

Introductory Essay Chapter 1: Science, History, and Psychology UnitI. Background. Chapter 2: The Legacy of Ancient Greece EEA - 323 BCE Chapter 3: Antiquity 323 BCE - 1000 CE Unit I Bibliography Unit II. Constructing the Modern World. Chapter 4: The Premodern world 1000 CE - 1600 Chapter 5: The Scientific Revolution 1600 - 1700 Chapter 6: The Enlightenment 1700 - 1815 Chapter 7: The Ascent of Science 1815 - 1914 Unit II Bibliography Unit III. Founding Psychology Chapter 8: The Psychology of Consciousness Chapter 9: The Psychology of the Unconscious Chapter 10: The Psychology of Adaptation Unit IV. Psychological Science in the Modern World Chapter 11: Behaviorism 1892-1956 Chapter 12: Cognitive Science 1956 - 2000 Unit IV Bibliography Unit V. Applied Psychology in the Modern World Chapter 13: The Rise of Applied Psychology 1892-1939 Chapter 14: The Psychological Society 1940-2000 Unit V Bibliography Concluding Thoughtsshow more

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