A History of Psychology: Main Currents in Psychological Thought

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This wide-ranging account of psychology places the study in a cultural context, from the beginning of human history to the present. New features of this third edition include material on Reductionism and folk psychology, and the treatment of the psychology of consciousness. Other new material covers recent work on Freud and on Connectionism.

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Offering a lively and critical look at psychology's past, this complete narrative history -- from the Ancient Greeks to the present -- explores psychology in its philosophical, religious, historical, and literary contexts.

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This narrative history of psychology from the ancient Greeks through the present focuses on the main philosophical themes that have guided thinking in psychology, while carefully considering the subject in its religious, social, and literary contexts. Topics include: background to psychology, containing information about the origins, spirituality, the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries; founding psychology, including scientific psychology, and Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis; and modern psychology. An excellent reference work for psychologists and psychoanalysts.

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