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History of Modern Psychology

Per Saugstad


ISBN: 9781107525467
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This book provides students with an engaging and global history of psychological science, from the birth of the field to the present. This text is an ideal introduction for advanced undergraduate students, as well as interested readers.
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ISBN: 9781107525467
ANNOTATION:
This book provides students with an engaging and global history of psychological science, from the birth of the field to the present. This text is an ideal introduction for advanced undergraduate students, as well as interested readers.

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This book provides students with an engaging and global history of psychological science, from the birth of the field to the present. This text is an ideal introduction for advanced undergraduate students, as well as interested readers.

Publisher Description

A History of Modern Psychology provides students with an engaging, comprehensive, and global history of psychological science, from the birth of the field to the present. It examines the attempts to establish psychology as a science in several countries and epochs. The text expertly draws on a vast knowledge of the field in the United States, England, Germany, France, Russia, and Scandinavia, as well as on author Per Saugstad's keen study of neighboring sciences, including physiology, evolutionary biology, psychiatry, and neurology. Offering a unique global perspective on the development of psychology as an empirical science, this text is an ideal introduction to the field for students and other readers interested in the history of modern psychology.

Author Biography

Per Saugstad was a Norwegian psychologist. He served as professor of psychology at the Universitetet i Oslo from 1967 until 1990, when he retired.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction; 2. The scientific and intellectual environment of the mid-1800s; 3. The early physiological study of perception; 4. Expansion of German experimental psychology; 5. Phenomenology and Gestalt psychology; 6. Early British psychology; 7. British comparative psychology; 8. Russian reflexology; 9. The study of clinical psychology and unusual mental states in France; 10. Psychodynamic psychology; 11. Early American psychology (1890-1920); 12. Behaviorism; 13. Neobehaviorism; 14. Social psychology; 15. The psychology of personality in the United States; 16. The study of cognition in Europe and the United States, 1920-60; 17. Physiological psychology; 18. Revolt against traditions; 19. Important trends in the psychology of the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-10
1107525462
ISBN-13
9781107525467
Format
Paperback
Author
Per Saugstad
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
Year
2018
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
608
Publication Date
2018-11-08