A History of Psychology: Main Currents in Psychological Thought (5th Edition)

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Offering a lively and critical look at psychology's past, this complete narrative history - from the Ancient Greeks to the present - explores psychology in its philosophical, religious, historical, and literary contexts. NEW! Revised introductory chapter - Ch. 1 focuses more directly on the philosophy of psychology and considers various objections and alternatives to the idea that psychology can be a science *NEW! Detailed treatment of key psychological themes - The first theme is the idea that not only is psychology necessarily a social construction but that the mind itself is to some degree a social construction. The second theme involves struggles over the existence and nature of consciousness. The third is the theme of psychology as an applied discipline *NEW! Chronological narrative of the development of Freudian psychoanalysis - Ch. 8 has been revised and new materials have been added on the development of psychoanalysis after Freud *Examines the interrelationships of psychology and society - Examines how social context influenced the way philosophers and psychologists have thought about the mind, and how modern psychology has, in turn, affected society *Looks at the evolution of leading psychological concepts - Considers the leading exponents of different psychological systems during each historical era *Includes coverage on the most recent developments in psychology - e.g., the founding of the APS and Connectionism

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Offering a lively and critical look at psychology's past, this complete narrative history -- from the Ancient Greeks to the present -- explores psychology in its philosophical, religious, historical, and literary contexts.

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By way of a narrative history, this book critically explores the evolution of psychology from the Ancient Greeks to the present, in its philosophical, religious, historical, and literary contexts. The book introduces and develops three psychological and sociological themes. One is the idea that not only is psychology necessarily a social construction but that the mind itself is to some degree a social construction. The second them involves struggles over the existence and nature of consciousness. The third is the theme of psychology as an applied discipline. This book is appropriate for anyone who is interested in critically exploring the evolution of psychology from its origins to the present.

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