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History of Psychology
The Making of a Science

First Edition
  • Edward P. Kardas - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA, Southern Arkansas University, USA, Louisiana State University, USA


August 2022 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
History of Psychology: The Making of a Science provides students with a comprehensive overview of the formulation of the field of psychological science. Starting with a chapter on 21st Century Psychology and then jumping to the dawn of civilization, author Edward P. Kardas is able to make connections between early understandings of human behavior with our current understandings and interpretations of psychological research. Through highlighting the zeitgeist of the era and making connections to the related fields of philosophy, computational science, biology, and social science, students will have a deeper understanding of how and why the field has formed in its current landscape and a sense for where it’s headed next. 

 
Chapter 1 21ST CENTURY PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 2 PSYCHOLOGY IN PREHISTORY
 
Chapter 3 GREEK PHILOSOPHY
 
Chapter 4 FROM FAITH TO HUMANISM
 
Chapter 5 FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE DAWN OF SCIENCE
 
Chapter 6 FROM PHILOSOPHY TO SOCIAL SCIENCE
 
Chapter 7 INTROSPECTIVE PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 8 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 9 FUNCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 10 BEHAVIORISM
 
Chapter 11 NEOBEHAVIORISM
 
Chapter 12 GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 13 PERSONALITY & PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
 
Chapter 14 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: REVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION

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Key features
  • The text emphasizes history's long reach and ties old and new ideas together, and engages students by making difficult concepts easily understandable.
  • It de-emphasizes psychology's long historical traditions and concentrates more on events from the Enlightenment on, and looks at psychology before it became a science by revisiting many of the highlights and personages of Western thought.
  • Borders elements follow the text's dominant theme that psychology emerged by taking 'ground' from philosophy, biology, computational science, and social science. Chapter 12 Social Science: Eyewitness Testimony relates Münsterberg's pioneering efforts and Elizabeth Loftus' more recent studies.
  • Zeitgeists-each chapter but the first begins with a Zeitgeist feature. It is designed to place each chapter in its historical context. For example, Chapter 2 uses camping (hunter-gathering is a lot like camping all the time), Chapter 8 uses Mersenne's Cell, and Chapter 17 uses the digital computer.
  • Then and Now elements link ideas and events in the past to similar ones in the present. For example, Chapter 3 uses maps, showing how humans, ancient and modern, tend to place themselves in the center of maps they create.

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