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Psychology Library Editions: History of Psychology


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Originally published between 1928 and 1987, the volumes in this set provide an interesting look back at how psychology has developed as a discipline and some of the problems it has encountered along the way. It includes volumes focusing on the history of specific fields such as developmental and experimental psychology, as well as examining the roots of psychological theory as a whole and how it has informed many of the fields of psychology we know today.

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The First Century of Experimental Psychology

The First Century of Experimental Psychology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eliot Hearst
February 13, 2020

This volume, originally published in 1979, sponsored by the Psychonomic Society (the North American association of research psychologists), commemorates the centennial of experimental psychology as a separate discipline – dated from the opening of Wilhelm Wundt’s laboratory at Leipzig in 1879. Each...

Developmental Psychology: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Developmental Psychology: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard M. Lerner
February 13, 2020

Originally published in 1983, the purpose of this book was to discuss the relations between philosophy and developmental psychology, as those relations existed over the course of the history of the discipline and as they existed at that time. Although not all portions of developmental psychology...

The Foundations of Psychological Theory

The Foundations of Psychological Theory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert E. Lana
February 13, 2020

Over the previous decade, Robert E. Lana had attempted to understand the enterprise of psychology as a totality. Such an attempt was unpopular in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s but had become increasingly more popular to psychologists in the 1970s. After considerable study, he became convinced that the...

Problems of Historical Psychology

Problems of Historical Psychology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Zevedei Barbu
February 13, 2020

Originally published in 1960, this study was rooted in the conviction that a close cooperation between the disciplines of psychology and history opened new and fruitful perspectives for the understanding of both fields. The title is an investigation of the connection between history and psychology,...

The Shaping of Modern Psychology: An Historical Introduction

The Shaping of Modern Psychology: An Historical Introduction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

L.S. Hearnshaw
February 13, 2020

Originally published in 1987, The Shaping of Modern Psychology presents a systematic survey of the development of psychology from the dawn of civilization to the late 1980s. Psychology as we find it today has been shaped by many influences, philosophical, theological, scientific, medical and...

A Short History of British Psychology 1840-1940

A Short History of British Psychology 1840-1940

1st Edition

Forthcoming

L.S. Hearnshaw
February 13, 2020

Originally published in 1964, the story of the development of psychology in Great Britain had never been told. In the 1840s, when John Stuart Mill wrote about ‘Psychology’ in his treatise on Logic, the word was hardly known to the British public. Today the subject is taught in nearly every...

Temperament: A Survey of Psychological Theories

Temperament: A Survey of Psychological Theories

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Constance Bloor
February 13, 2020

Originally published in 1928, this title attempts to give a short historical outline of the treatment which ‘temperament’ had received at the hands of psychological theory. From the time of Hippocrates ‘temperament’ had figured in philosophical and psychological writings as one of the constituents...

An Inquiry into the Foundations of Psychology

An Inquiry into the Foundations of Psychology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Per Saugstad
February 13, 2020

Dr Saugstad’s dominant interest was in the area of thinking. Many psychologists would have been familiar with his published work in this field at the time. To gain a clearer understanding of the thought processes, he carried out extensive studies of perception. First published in 1965, this book...

Psychology Library Editions: History of Psychology: 8 Volume Set

Psychology Library Editions: History of Psychology: 8 Volume Set

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Various
February 13, 2020

Originally published between 1928 and 1987, the volumes in this set provide an interesting look back at how psychology has developed as a discipline and some of the problems it has encountered along the way. It includes volumes focusing on the history of specific fields such as developmental and...

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