Academic journal article et Cetera

A Pictorial History of Psychology

Academic journal article et Cetera

A Pictorial History of Psychology

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Wolfgang G. Bringmann, et al., Editors. A Pictorial History of Psychology. Chicago: Quintessence, 1997.

In 107 articles by 109 authors from 15 different countries, this volume covers the history of psychology from Greek antiquity to recent developments in American cognitive psychology. It is copiously illustrated with more that 650 illustrations and tables on 615 pages of text. With its combination of pictures and verbal descriptions it has the character of a family album of academic psychology and is so clearly written that it can be easily appreciated even by those unfamiliar with the subject.

Hermann Ebinghaus noted that psychology has a long past but a short history. The history began about a century ago in a broad movement that emphasized scientific method, the rise of psychological research centers and the creation of journals and graduate programs. But psychology s roots go further back and in this book you will encounter articles on "Aristotle and Psychology," "A Medieval Theory of Cognitive Functioning," and "Goethe as an Early Behavior Therapist." Of course, the stars of the field, including Freud, Adler, Jung, Wundt, Skinner, Binet, and Piaget, are also provided separate articles. …

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