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This highly regarded, best-selling book provides a clear, well-organized, user-friendly overview of modern psychology, presenting the evolution of the schools of thought as a continuing story and illustrating their development within the social-intellectual climate of their times (the Zeitgeist) as well as their impact on one another. It personalizes the history of psychology, showing how events in the lives of the influential theorists, researchers, and teachers affected their ideas, approaches and methods. It also describes the rise and importance of applied psychology as a uniquely American form of psychology.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 The Study of the History of Psychology
CHAPTER 2 Philosophical Influences on Psychology
CHAPTER 3 Physiological Influences on Psychology
CHAPTER 4 The New Psychology
CHAPTER 5 Structuralism
CHAPTER 6 Functionalism: Antecedent Influences
CHAPTER 7 Functionalism: Development and Founding
CHAPTER 8 Applied Psychology: The Legacy of Functionalism
CHAPTER 9 Behaviorism: Antecedent Influences
CHAPTER 10 Behaviorism: The Beginnings
CHAPTER 11 Behaviorism: After the Founding
CHAPTER 12 Gestalt Psychology
CHAPTER 13 Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings
CHAPTER 14 Psychoanalysis: Dissenters and Descendants
CHAPTER 15 A New Century for Psychology: Humanistic and Cognitive Movements