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History of Psychology

History of Psychology

5th Edition

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  • Publication planned for: March 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108732994

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  • 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 on the contributions of women and people of color, and a new chapter on the late twentieth century and the cognitive revolution. It also features updated pedagogy such as chapter discussion questions and unique archival photographs, while instructor resources include a test bank, lecture slides, and an instructor manual.

    • 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
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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Publication planned for: March 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108732994
    • length: 642 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2022
  • Table of Contents

    1. Approaching the history of psychology: recurrent questions in psychology
    2. Scientific and philosophical foundations of psychology
    3. Early investigations of the central nervous system and the beginnings of neuroscience
    4. Wilhelm Wundt and the founding of psychology
    5. Wundt's students in the United States: Edward Titchener and Hugo M√ľnsterberg
    6. German psychologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
    7. Gestalt psychology in Germany and the United States
    8. The evolutionary perspective in Britain: Charles Darwin and Francis Galton
    9. Early Psychology in the United States: James McKeen Cattell, William James, Granville Stanley Hall, and Mary Whiton Calkins
    10. Functionalism at the University of Chicago and Columbia University
    11. Psychoanalysis and the development of clinical specialties
    12. Historical uses and abuses of intelligence testing
    13. The research of Ivan Pavlov and the behaviorism of John B. Watson
    14. Three neo-behaviorist psychologists: Edward Tolman, Clark Hull, and B. F. Skinner
    15. The cognitive revolution and beyond
    Name Index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    David Hothersall, Ohio State University
    David Hothersall is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Ohio State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of psychology at Ohio State since 1971 and at Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Meredith, and York University as well. His aim is to show students that psychology's history is interesting, relevant, and at times even exciting. Hothersall has received a number of Distinguished Teaching Awards, including on two occasions Ohio State's university-wide Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

    Benjamin J. Lovett, Teachers College, Columbia University
    Benjamin J. Lovett is Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches the history of psychology as well as courses in the school psychology program. Much of his research is on issues related to educational testing and clinical assessment, but his personal passion is the history of psychology. His first book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, was published by the American Psychological Association in 2015. He is an active consulting psychologist and works with schools and testing agencies on assessment and disability issues.

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