A History of Modern Psychology, 4th Edition
December 2011, ©2012
Chapter 2: The Philosophical Context
Chapter 3: The Physiological Context: Early Research on the Nervous System
Chapter 4: Wundt and German Psychology
Chapter 5: Darwin's Century: Evolutionary Thinking
Chapter 6: American Pioneers
Chapter 7: Structuralism and Functionalism
Chapter 8: Applying the New Psychology
Chapter 9: Gestalt Psychology
Chapter 10: The Origins of Behaviorism
Chapter 11: The Evolution of Behaviorism
Chapter 12: Mental Illness and its Treatment
Chapter 13: Psychology's Practitioners
Chapter 14: Psychological Science in the Post-War Era
Chapter 15: Linking Psychology's Past and Present
- 70+ new references made from the third edition to the fourth edition
- NEW material included on the history of insane asylums in Chapter 12
- The history of clinical psychology in the United States (e.g., Witmer) has been moved from Chapter 12 to Chapter 13, working together smoothly with post World War II developments in clinical psychology (e.g., the Boulder conference)
- Coverage of the following topics has been added or elaborated from prior editions: archival researching, J. S. Mill’s education, Broca and the discovery of the speech center, introspection as practiced in different labs, the effect of slavery on Darwin’s thinking, sexual selection added to natural selection, De Candolle’s argument with Galton, effects of William James’ Amazon trip, Hall’s use of recapitulation, the psychology exhibit at the Columbian Exposition, E. W. Scripture and the application of laboratory procedures to sports, the fate of Little Albert, Scott’s application of memory principle to advertising, applied psychology in Europe, the Brelands’ IQ Zoo as an illustration of applied operant technology, the asylum movement and the attempt to improve mental health via architecture, British psychologist C. S. Myers and shell shock, James Gibson and ecological perception.
- Every chapter begins with a Preview and a set of Chapter Objectives, which set the stage for what is to come
- Each chapter concludes with a detailed Summary of the chapter’s contents and a brief annotated list of articles and/or books in For Further Reading.
- Key Date sections identify years that corresponds to especially important events in psychology’s history
- To further enable students to make links between psychology and the rest of the world, timelines are included within the front and back inside covers of the text
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