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History of Psychology

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David Hothersall, Ohio State University, Benjamin J. Lovett, Teachers College, Columbia University


Hothersall and Lovett's History of Psychology is a lively survey of the evolution of the field from 1850 to the present. Built around the lives of fascinating thinkers who proposed bold new ways of studying human behavior and mental processes, and telling the true stories behind their famous experiments, this textbook provides students with an intimate understanding of how psychology came to be what it is today. Thoroughly updated with the latest historical scholarship, the fifth edition includes greater focus…

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Key features

  • The biographical approach organizes the material around the lives of fascinating psychologists to help engage students
  • Psychological theory is taught in concurrence with the history of the field to be accessible to students without a background in psychology
  • Summarizes the philosophical past in a single chapter, enabling students and instructors to focus on the modern history of psychology from 1850 to the present
  • Provides considerable coverage of professional psychology, including separate sections on clinical, counseling, and school psychology
  • New to the 5th Edition, Chapter 15 covers the development of the cognitive approach and its dominance across different areas of psychology, including social and clinical psychology

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects History of Psychology,Psychology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 24 March 2022
    • ISBN: 9781108477727
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 1.16kg
    • Page extent: 642 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 24 March 2022
    • ISBN: 9781108732994
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 1.01kg
    • Page extent: 642 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 24 March 2022
    • ISBN: 9781108774567

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