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A brief history of modern psychology /

by Benjamin, Ludy T.,d1945-
Published by : Blackwell Pub., (Malden, MA :) Physical details: xvii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781405132060 (pbk. : alk. paper).
Subject(s): PsychologyxHistory. | History, 19th Century. | History, 20th Century.
Year: 2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-236) and index.

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 Voجˆlkerpsychologie -- Wundt's students -- Hermann Ebbinghaus and the study of memory -- Franz Brentano's act psychology -- Carl Stumpf and the psychology of tone -- Georg Elias Muجˆller and memory -- Oswald Kuجˆlpe 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 -- Muجˆnsterberg and industrial efficiency -- Lillian Gilbreth's engineering psychology -- Business psychology outside the academy -- Vocational guidance -- Intelligence testing -- Muجˆnsterberg 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?

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