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Hergenhahn's An Introduction to the History of Psychology,
8th Edition

Tracy Henley

ISBN-13: 9781337564151 | ISBN-10: 133756415x

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 720 pages

List Price USD $239.95

Overview

Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with "animal spirits" and Psychology was officially deemed a "science" in the 19th century. In the new HERGENHAHN'S AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, noted author Tracy Henley shows you that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have recurred for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. Photographs and learning tools, along with fascinating biographical material on key figures in Psychology, engage you and aid your understanding.

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Tracy Henley earned his Psychology Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, where he co-edited his first book, REFLECTIONS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY: WILLIAM JAMES AFTER A CENTURY. He also co-authored THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE and CONNECTIONS IN THE HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY; has authored more than 60 publications in the areas of history, methods, psycholinguistics, and social cognition; and has worked on numerous federal research grants. Dr. Henley spent 13 years on the faculty at Mississippi State University, teaching and conducting research in philosophy and psychology. In 2001, he spent his first sabbatical working for a computer games company, and still dabbles in game design. In 2003, he accepted the position of Head of the Department of Psychology and Special Education at Texas A & M University-Commerce. Currently, he serves as Director of Grants and Research for the College of Education and Human Services. In 2012, he also served as President of the Southwestern Psychological Association.

  • Based on exciting new scholarship in cognitive archaeology, this edition presents a more substantial discussion of psychology's pre-history.
  • PowerPoint® lecture slides, instructor's manual, and test bank questions are available for download from the Instructor's Companion Website.
  • Updated scholarly citations appear throughout the book.
  • New examples illuminate pre-Darwinian and Darwinian evolutionary accounts.
  • This book differentiates itself from other texts through comprehensive scholarship and extensive coverage of psychology's philosophical heritage. It presents in-depth discussions of empiricism, rationalism, positivism, romanticism and existentialism in a way that students will find both relevant and interesting.
  • The text's signature feature was, and remains, the use of extended quotes that give students access to original source material. Students get to hear the greatest voices in Philosophy and Psychology speak in their own words.
  • Topics that receive more attention than in most other texts include: the Greeks; the influence of religion on psychology; evolutionary theory; the early diagnosis, explanation and treatment of mental illness; existential and humanistic perspectives and the rise of computational approaches.
  • Key pedagogic features include a timeline on the endpapers that presents key moments in Psychology within an overarching historical context as well as chapter summaries, discussion questions, end-of-chapter glossaries and suggestions for further reading.
  • A student-friendly narrative includes fascinating biographical material and makes explicit real-world connections to spark interest and facilitate learning.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction.
2. The Ancient World
3. Rome and the Middle Ages.
4. Renaissance Science and Philosophy.
5. Empiricism, Sensationalism, and Positivism.
6. Rationalism.
7. Romanticism and Existentialism.
8. Physiology and Psychophysics.
9. Early Approaches to Psychology.
10. Evolution and Individual Differences.
11. American Psychology and Functionalism.
12. Behaviorism.
13. Neobehaviorism.
14. Gestalt Psychology.
15. Early Considerations of Mental Illness.
16. Psychoanalysis.
17. Humanistic (Third-Force) Psychology.
18. Psychobiology.
19. Cognitive Psychology.
20. Psychology Today.

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