History and Systems of Psychology: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
James F. Brennan  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292042237
ISBN
1292042230
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For courses in History, Systems of Psychology, and History of Science or Philosophy.

Now in its sixth edition, History and Systems of Psychology effectively introduces the complexities of psychology's origins. The material is presented with full support for students learning the context of historical, cultural, social, and philosophical developments.

Features

  • NEW - Two chapters on Behaviorism combined in a single chapter.
    • Provides students with an introduction to current emphasis on cognitive science within contemporary psychology.

  • NEW - Expanded time lines and enhancement of learning aids within the text.
    • Gives students a visual preview of the history of psychology.

  • NEW - Instructor's Manual with Tests—Access to fully integrated generic and text specific teaching tools designed for your course, offered online exclusively by Prentice Hall, and available at www.prenhall.com/psychology.
  • A historical perspective on the intellectual development of Western Civilization—Focuses on the emergence of psychology as an independent enterprise.
    • Provides students with the context to learn the history of the discipline.

  • The major themes of psychological inquiry initially considered by early Greek scholars.
    • Provides students and professors access to these theories in one convenient place.

  • User Friendly—Emphasizes the integration of ideas critical to psychology's past.
    • Presentations flow easily because of chapter outlines and summaries.

New to this Edition

  • Two chapters on Behaviorism combined in a single chapter.
    • Provides students with an introduction to current emphasis on cognitive science within contemporary psychology.

  • Expanded time lines and enhancement of learning aids within the text.
    • Gives students a visual preview of the history of psychology.

  • Instructor's Manual with Tests—Access to fully integrated generic and text specific teaching tools designed for your course, offered online exclusively by Prentice Hall, and available at www.prenhall.com/psychology.

Table of Contents

PSYCHOLOGY'S HISTORICAL FOUNDATION.

 1. Introduction: Past for Present.
 2. Psychological Foundations in Ancient Greece.
 3. From Rome Through the Middle Ages.
 4. The Reawakening of Intellectual Life.
 5. The Emergence of Modern Science.
 6. Sensationalism and Positivism: The French Traditions.
 7. Mental Passivity: The British Tradition.
 8. Mental Activity: The German Tradition.
 9. Competing Models of Psychology.
10. Nineteenth-Century Bases of Psychology.
11. The Founding of Modern Psychology.

TWENTIETH-CENTURY SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY.

12. American Functionalism
13. The Gestalt Movement.
14. Psychoanalysis.
15. Behaviorism.
16. The Third Force Movement.
17. Contemporary Trends: Neofunctionalism.
18. Epilogue.
Glossary.
Name Index.
Subject Index.