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History of Psychology: A Global Perspective 2ed

by Eric Shiraev SAGE Publications, Inc
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Eric Shiraev provides a fresh, accessible, and global approach to teaching about the history of psychology. Each chapter in A History of Psychology provides a thorough and global view of psychology’s interaction with culture and society in different periods beginning in the ancient times and stretching through the Middle Ages and the modern period to the current millennium. Without reducing the discussion of both contemporary and classic themes and theories, this textbook endorses a more diversified, inclusive approach to psychological knowledge. Constant connections between past and present, a clear and engaging style, along with plentiful examples, visual aids, and critical-thinking questions make this an enjoyable text for students.

Features/New to thie Edition:

• Every chapter of the book provides examples in Case in Point boxes to help students connect psychology's past with its present, mixing key classical concepts with more contemporary ideas. Page 13 provides examples of how social values influence psychological knowledge, giving birth to diagnoses such as trappidomania, the Pathological Craving for Freedom, observed in black slaves.

• Through pedagogical tools such as Case in Point boxes, On the Web features, and In Their Own Words vignettes, the book shows students how the humanities, liberal arts, and other relevant disciplines have impacted psychology and vice-versa. Preview any of these tools in Chapter 2.
• Students learn to deduce facts from opinions and how to be informed skeptics with the help of Check Your Knowledge questions throughout each chapter. See pages 41, 52, and 66 for examples.

About the Author
1. Understanding Psychology's History
Four Types of Knowledge in Psychology
Society and Psychology's History
Historiography of Psychology
Understanding the History of Psychology
Key Terms
2. Early Psychological Knowledge
Psychological Knowledge at the Beginning of Human Civilization
Psychological Knowledge in the Civilization of the Greeks
Psychological Knowledge in India and China: An Introduction to Non-Western Tradition in Psychology
Psychological Knowledge at the Turn of the First Millennium
Further Development of Knowledge in the High Middle Ages (1000–1300s)
Key Terms
3. Psychology During Mid-Millenium Transitions
Transitions From the Late 15th to the End of the 18th Century
Psychology in Mid-Millennium: What People Knew
The Impact of Scholars and Their Theories
French Materialism and Enlightenment
Key Terms
4. Psychology in the Laboratory
Transitions of the 19th Century
Physiology and Philosophy: Two Academic Schools
Early Measurements in Psychology
First Psychological Laboratories
In the Laboratory: Psychology in Search for Own Identity
Key Terms
5. Psychology and the Mass Society at the Beginning of the 20th Century
The Social and Cultural Landscape
Advances in Natural and Social Sciences and Their Impact on Psychology
Psychology as a Scientific Discipline
Functionalism: Connecting the Individual and the Social Environment
Evolutionary Ideas in Psychology
New Fields of Psychology
Key Terms
6. Clinical Research and Psychology at the End of the 19th and Beginning of the 20th Century
What People Knew About Mental Illness
Social Climate and Psychopathology
Understanding Mental Illness
Early Attempts at Treatment
Key Terms
7. The Birth and Development of the Behaviorist Tradition
The Social Landscape: The Right Time for Behaviorism?
Animal Psychology
Studies of Reflexes
The Behaviorism of John Watson
Key Terms
8. The Birth and Development of Psychoanalysis
The Social and Scientific Landscape
Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
Early Transitions of Psychoanalysis: Alfred Adler
Early Transitions of Psychoanalysis: Carl Jung
Key Terms
9. The Paths of Gestalt Psychology
The Social Landscape After the Great War
Principles of Gestalt Psychology
Advancements of Gestalt Theory
Key Terms
10. Theoretical and Applied Psychology After the Great War
Society and Psychology
Psychological Testing
Psychology of Development and Cognition
Personality Theories
Early Social Psychology
Key Terms
11. Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis in the Mid-20th Century
Further Development of Behaviorism
A Winding Road of Psychoanalysis
Assessment of Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis
Key Terms
12. Humanistic and Cognitive Psychology
The Social Landscape
Humanistic Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Key Terms
13. Focusing on Contemporary Issues
Lesson 1. Psychology Continues to Address Its “Traditional Themesa
Lesson 2. Psychology Welcomes Interdisciplinary Science
Lesson 3. Psychology Did Not Abandon Its Established Traditions
Lesson 4. Psychology Can Correct Its Past Mistakes
Lesson 5. Psychology Remains a Progressive Science
Key Terms
Figure and Photo Credits
Author Index
Subject Index

and ldquo;The textbook is great in terms of content and the author and rsquo;s excellent expertise in the field. and rdquo; Indre Cuckler and ldquo; is well done. and rdquo; Crystal Harris Blount
Eric B. Shiraev - George Mason University