A History of Psychology by John G. BenjafieldA History of Psychology by John G. Benjafield

A History of Psychology

byJohn G. Benjafield

Hardcover | March 16, 2015

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A History of Psychology explores the fascinating story of psychology as a discipline while also discussing how thinkers and eras are linked to one another. Placing historical events within philosophical, social, and cultural contexts, this text invites students to develop a full understandingof how the field of psychology developed and is practiced today.
John G. Benjafield is professor emeritus at Brock University, where he taught cognition and the history of psychology for over 30 years. He is currently a Fellow of both the Canadian Psychology Association and the American Psychological Society and has written extensively, including the first three editions of OUP's Cognition.
Title:A History of PsychologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:March 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Psychology and HistoryStudying the History of PsychologyThe New History of PsychologyThe New History of ScienceFeminism and the Psychology of WomenPsychology as a Social ConstructionReconciling the "Old" and "New" Histories of Psychology2. Touchstones: The Origins of Psychological ThoughtTouchstonesPythagoras (570-495 BC)Plato (427-347 BC)Lao-tzu (sixth century BC)Aristotle (384-323 BC)Averroes (1126-98) and the Re-introduction of Aristotle into European ThoughtSt Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and the Medieval View of the Universe3. Touchstones: From Descartes to DarwinRene Descartes (1596-1650)Isaac Newton (1642-1727)The British Empiricists: John Locke (1602-1704), George Berkeley (1685-1753), and David Hume (1711-1776)James Mill (1773-1836) and John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)Charles Darwin (1809-1882)4. The Nineteenth-Century Transformation of PsychologyJ.F. Herbart (1776-1841)G.T. Fechner (1801-1887)Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1884)Francis Galton (1822-1911)Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)5. Wundt and His ContemporariesWilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909)The Wurzburg School6. William JamesThe Principles of Psychology7. Freud and JungThe UnconsciousSigmund Freud (1856-1939)Anna Freud (1895-1982)Karen Horney (1885-1952) and the Psychology of WomenC.G. Jung (1875-1961)8. Structure or Function?Edward B. Titchener (1867-1927)FunctionalismJohn Dewey (1859-1952)Robert S. Woodworth (1869-1962)Intelligence TestingPsychology in BusinessComparative Psychology9. BehaviourismIvan P. Pavlov (1849-1936)Vladimir M. Bekhterev (1857-1927)John B. Watson (1878-1958)Karl S. Lashley (1890-1958)B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)10. Gestalt Psychology and the Social FieldMax Wertheimer (1880-1943)Wolfgang Kohler (1887-1967)Kurt Koffka (1886-1941)Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) and the Emergence of Social PsychologyFritz Heider (1896-1988)Leon Festinger (1919-1989)Solomon Asch (1907-1996)Stanley Milgram (1933-1984)Kurt Goldstein (1878-1965)11. Research MethodsPhilosophy of ScienceExperimental MethodsR.A. Fisher (1890-1962)Correlational MethodsCharles Spearman (1863-1945)Cyril Burt (1883-1971)Louis Leon Thurstone (1887-1955)Lee J. Cronbach (1916-2001) and "The Two Disciplines of Scientific Psychology"Qualitative Research Methods12. Theories of LearningErnest R. Hilgard (1904- 2001)E.R. Guthrie (1886-1959)Clark L. Hull (1884-1952)Kenneth W. Spence (1907-1967)Charles E. Osgood (1916-1991)E.C. Tolman (1886-1959)The Verbal-Learning TraditionD.O. Hebb (1904-1985)Albert Bandura (1925-)13. The Developmental Point of ViewG. Stanley Hall (1884-1924)James Mark Baldwin (1861-1934)Heinz Werner (1890-1964)Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Barbel Inhelder (1913-97)L. S. Vygotsky (1896-1934)Erik H. Erikson (1902-94)Eleanor J. Gibson (1910-2002)14. Humanistic PsychologyExistentialismThe Emergence of Humanistic PsychologyCharlotte Malachowski Buhler (1893-1974)Rollo May (1909-1994)Abraham H. Maslow (1908-1970)Carl R. Rogers (1902-1987)What Happened to Humanistic Psychology?George A. Kelly (1905-1967)15. Cognitive PsychologyThe Concept of "Information"Noam Chomsky (1928- )George A. Miller (1920- )Jerome S. Bruner (1915- )Sir Frederic Bartlett (1886-1969)Ulric Neisser (1928-2012)Herbert A. Simon (1916-2001)16. The Future of PsychologyDoes Psychology Have Paradigms?Why Have So Many Psychologists Found the Paradigm Concept Congenial?Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) and the Language of PsychologyPsychology, Modernism, and PostmodernismThe Future of the History of PsychologyBibliographyGlossaryIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Benjafield made a judicious choice of thinkers and events to provide an overview of (mostly) the Western history of psychology. . . . He discusses many individuals and currents that previously have been ignored by other textbook-writers in the field of the history of psychology." --Carmen Poulin, University of New Brunswick