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A History of Modern Psychology


  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107525467

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  • A History of Modern Psychology provides students with an engaging, comprehensive, and global history of psychological science, from the birth of the field to the present. It examines the attempts to establish psychology as a science in several countries and epochs. The text expertly draws on a vast knowledge of the field in the United States, England, Germany, France, Russia, and Scandinavia, as well as on author Per Saugstad's keen study of neighboring sciences, including physiology, evolutionary biology, psychiatry, and neurology. Offering a unique global perspective on the development of psychology as an empirical science, this text is an ideal introduction to the field for students and other readers interested in the history of modern psychology.

    • Offers a unique global perspective on the development of psychology as an empirical science
    • Includes extensive coverage of the development of the field in the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia, and Scandinavia
    • Explores psychology's connection to physiology, evolutionary biology, psychiatry, and neurology
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    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107525467
    • length: 572 pages
    • dimensions: 251 x 175 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.956kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The scientific and intellectual environment of the mid-1800s
    3. The early physiological study of perception
    4. Expansion of German experimental psychology
    5. Phenomenology and Gestalt psychology
    6. Early British psychology
    7. British comparative psychology
    8. Russian reflexology
    9. The study of clinical psychology and unusual mental states in France
    10. Psychodynamic psychology
    11. Early American psychology (1890–1920)
    12. Behaviorism
    13. Neobehaviorism
    14. Social psychology
    15. The psychology of personality in the United States
    16. The study of cognition in Europe and the United States, 1920–60
    17. Physiological psychology
    18. Revolt against traditions
    19. Important trends in the psychology of the 21st century.

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    Per Saugstad, Universitetet i Oslo
    Per Saugstad was a Norwegian psychologist. He served as professor of psychology at the Universitetet i Oslo from 1967 until 1990, when he retired.

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