Psychology: A Concise History

Paperback | October 24, 2011

byJohn G. Benjafield

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This intriguing book chronicles the study of the human mind from ancient times to the present day. Author John Benjafield, an expert in the field, examines the contributions of scores of psychological thinkers and psychologists, from Pythagoras, Lao-tzu, and Aristotle, to Darwin, AbrahamMaslow, and B. F. Skinner. The result is a lively history of ideas that's of interest to general readers as well as academic and public libraries. The book might also be suited for university courses in the history of psychology where primary sources and readings are supplemented by a briefoverview.

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This intriguing book chronicles the study of the human mind from ancient times to the present day. Author John Benjafield, an expert in the field, examines the contributions of scores of psychological thinkers and psychologists, from Pythagoras, Lao-tzu, and Aristotle, to Darwin, AbrahamMaslow, and B. F. Skinner. The result is a lively...

John G. Benjafield is Professor Emeritus at Brock University, where he taught cognition and the history of psychology for over thirty years. Benjafield received his Ph.D. in psychology from Brandeis University and is currently a fellow of both the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. His extensive ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.35 inPublished:October 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Psychology and History2. The Origins of Psychological Thought3. From Descartes to Darwin4. The Nineteenth-Century Transformation of Psychology5. Wundt and his Contemporaries6. William James7. Freud and Jung8. Functionalism9. Behaviourism10. Gestalt Psychology and the Social Field11. Research Methods12. Theories of Learning13. The Developmental Point of View14. Humanistic Psychology15. Cognitive Psychology16. The Future of the History of PsychologyReferencesFurther Reading