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A brief history of modern psychology

Author: Ludy T Benjamin
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
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No subject captures the attention of people today more than psychology. It pervades television in the form of soap operas, celebrity court cases, police and hospital dramas, talk shows, "reality" shows, and infomercials. It is the stuff of movies, magazines, plays, novels, self-help books, sports, jobs, music lyrics, talk radio, and the internet. In A Brief History of Modern Psychology, Ludy Benjamin, a leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ludy T Benjamin
ISBN: 1405132051 9781405132053 140513206X 9781405132060
OCLC Number: 62282274
Description: xvii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Pre-scientific psychology --
A public psychology --
Phrenology --
Physiognomy --
Mesmerism --
Spiritualism --
Mental healing --
The road to mental philosophy --
British empiricism --
Scottish realism --
American mental philosophers --
Struggles for the new science --
2. Physiology, psychophysics, and the science of mind --
Brain and nervous system --
Cortical localization --
Specificity in the nerves --
The speed of nerve conduction --
Sensory physiology --
Color vision --
Pitch perception --
Psychophysics --
Ernst Weber's research --
Fechner's psychophysics --
3. Germany and the birth of a new science --
Wundt's Leipzig laboratory --
Wundt's psychology --
Wundt's research methods --
Wundt's Völkerpsychologie --
Wundt's students --
Hermann Ebbinghaus and the study of memory --
Franz Brentano's act psychology --
Carl Stumpf and the psychology of tone --
Georg Elias Müller and memory --
Oswald Külpe and thinking --
4. Origins of scientific psychology in America --
William James as psychologist --
James's Principles --
James's student : Mary Whiton Calkins --
Philosophy and psychical phenomena --
G. Stanley Hall and the professionalization of psychology --
The child study movement --
Adolescence and Hall's genetic psychology --
Psychoanalysis, religion, aging --
James McKeen Cattell : psychology's ambassador --
Cattell's mental tests --
Cattell as editor of Science --
Getting the word out about a new science. 5. The early schools of psychology --
Titchener's psychology --
Structuralism --
Introspection --
Studies of sensation : psychology's periodic table --
Titchener's first doctoral student : Margaret Floy Washburn --
The experimentalists --
The Manuals --
Functionalism --
British influences --
Angell's functional psychology --
Woodworth's dynamic psychology --
The psychological work of the functionalists --
The legacies of structuralism and functionalism --
6. The birth of the new applied psychology in America --
The beginnings of clinical psychology --
Lightner Witmer's psychological clinic --
A psychology of business --
The psychology of advertising --
Walter D. Scott --
Harry L. Hollingworth --
Münsterberg and industrial efficiency --
Lillian Gilbreth's engineering psychology --
Business psychology outside the academy --
Vocational guidance --
Intelligence testing --
Münsterberg and the psychology of law --
The new profession of psychology --
7. Psychoanalysis --
Freud's early training --
Josef Breuer and the case of Anna O. --
Psychoanalysis as a theory of the normal mind--
Psychoanalysis as a theory of the neuroses --
Psychoanalysis as method --
Psychoanalysis in America --
The neo-Freudians --
Alfred Adler's individual psychology --
Carl Jung's analytical psychology --
Karen Horney --
The continued popularity of psychoanalysis. 8. Behaviorism --
John Watson and the founding of behaviorism --
The beginnings of comparative psychology --
Watson's behaviorism --
Conditioned emotions --
Watson at Johns Hopkins University --
Watson as founder --
The growth of behaviorism --
Neobehaviorism --
Tolman's cognitive behaviorism --
Hull's hypothetico-deductive behaviorism --
Skinner's radical behaviorism --
Behaviorism : a final note --
9. The new profession of psychology --
A profession defined --
Experiences in World War I --
Early organizational efforts --
The role of psychological assessment --
Clinical psychology --
Industrial-organizational psychology --
School psychology --
Counseling psychology --
The modern profession --
10. A psychology of social action and social change --
The psychology of sex differences --
Helen Bradford Thompson (Woolley) --
Leta Stetter Hollingworth --
Kurt Lewin's action research --
The psychology of race --
Race differences in intelligence --
Psychology and school desegregation --
A final note --
11. Cognitive psychology --
Gestalt psychology --
Bartlett and the constructive mind --
The rise of modern cognitive psychology --
Karl Lashley and the Hixon symposium --
Computer metaphors --
Pioneers of the 1950s : Bruner, Brown, Chomsky, Miller --
Naming the field --
Was there a cognitive revolution?
Responsibility: Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.


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