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An Introduction to the History of Psychology, 7th Edition

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.

About the Author

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 Psychology Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, where he co-edited his first book, REFLECTIONS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY: WILLIAM JAMES AFTER A CENTURY. He also co-authored THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE and CONNECTIONS IN THE HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY; has authored more than 60 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 games company, and still dabbles in game design. In 2003, he accepted the position of Head of the Department of Psychology and Special Education at Texas A & M University-Commerce. Currently, he serves 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.

This textbook is very straightforward. There is little psychology jargon that isn’t first described in great detail. I often found it pleasurable to read which is often rare for many textbooks. It brings to light the many questions within the history of psychology and presents information is unbiased ways. I definitely recommend this book for any historic related psychology textbook and wish this was required for intro students. Knowing the who’s, what’s and why’s of those who influenced psychology is key to understanding this vast field.

Great Book, I plan to keep it! I enjoy reading this book for my doctorate studies.
It has complete input of the various psychology school of thought.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7 edition (February 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133958095
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133958093
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches

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