An Introduction to the History of Psychology

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Cengage Learning, Mar 1, 2013 - Education - 720 pages
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Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with animal spirits, and psychology was officially deemed a science in the 19th century. In this Seventh Edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book's numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage readers and facilitate their understanding of each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Very easily to understand. Great layout. (Reads like a news paper w. two columns so it's easy to follow, is sectioned off into chapters that umbrella different strategies or views on attempting to understand the mind.)

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it is excellent and quiet well detailed.even as a student i am finding it easy to understand the concepts

About the author (2013)

A former chair of Hamline's psychology department at Hamline University, Dr. Hergenhahn has been awarded for excellence in teaching, has authored several widely adopted textbooks and numerous journal articles.

Tracy Henley earned his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Tennessee, where he co-edited his first book, REFLECTIONS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY: WILLIAM JAMES AFTER A CENTURY. Subsequently, he co-authored THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE, CONNECTIONS IN THE HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY, HANDBOOK OF COGNITIVE ARCHEOLOGY: PSYCHOLOGY IN PREHISTORY and PSYCHOLOGY AND ARCHEOLOGY: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF THE HUMAN MIND. Dr. Henley has also authored more than 90 publications in the areas of history, methods, psycholinguistics and social cognition and has worked on numerous federal research grants. Dr. Henley spent 13 years on the faculty at Mississippi State University, teaching and conducting research in philosophy and psychology. In 2001, he spent his first sabbatical working for a computer game company and still dabbles in game design. In 2003, Dr. Henley accepted the position of Head of the Department of Psychology and Special Education at Texas A & M University-Commerce (TAMU-C). Later, he worked there as Director of Grants and Research for the College of Education and Human Services. In 2012, he also served as President of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Currently, he is Professor of Psychology at TAMU-C and working primarily on matters involving the history and prehistory of psychology.

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