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The 2nd edition of Historical and Conceptual issues in Psychology offers a lively and engaging introduction to the main issues underlying the emergence and continuing evolution of psychology.
Features + Benefits
This edition continues to build on the strengths of the 1st edition, offering a broad and up to date, student focused text, which is closely attuned to the BPS.
Written to excite students about the themes and dynamics underlying psychology.
Encourages students to reflect on discussion, and stimulate debate and independent thinking.
Companion website offering additional resources, including updated self test material and links to original articles, helping students to extend their understanding of the subject.
"...a refreshing departure from typical history of psychology texts...it is delivered with scholarly detail and an engaging style...I can wholeheartedly recommend this book as a good textbook and a good read." Professor Harry Whitaker, Northern Michigan University
‘…this book is well written and serves as an essential undergraduate text …it translates complex issues in the form of a very readable and interesting account' Professor Martin Bowles, Birmingham City University
Offering a lively and engaging introduction to historical and conceptual issues in psychology, this second edition has been updated throughout to provide deeper analysis, additional historical material and greater discussion of current debates.
Excerpts from original texts, profiles of key figures and fascinating examples drawn from across the world take the reader from ancient Greece to modern day debates, stopping off at important developments in psychology, philosophy and science along the way.
New for the second edition:
A new chapter focused on the emergence of the natural sciences and psychology
Expanded coverage on mind/brain, critical psychology, humanist approaches, diversity, feminism and sexuality
More detail is included on key historical figures, periods and events
A new feature,’Myth busting’, explores and stimulates debate around common misconceptions in psychology
This is essential reading for both undergraduate psychology students and those interested in how the discipline has developed from ancient origins to reach its current standing today.
Marc Brysbaert is Professor of Psychology at Ghent University. Previously he taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, where the first edition of this book was written.
Kathy Rastle is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Wider Picture: Where did it all start?
The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century and its aftermath
18th and 19th century precursors to a scientific psychology
Establishing psychology as an independent academic discipline
Strengthening the scientific standing of psychology: behaviourism and cognitive psychology
The input from brain research
The mind-brain problem, free will and consciousness
How did psychology affect every day life? The history of applied psychology
What is science?
Is psychology a science?
The contribution of quantitative and qualitative research methods
The precarious balance between biological, psychological and social influences
Psychology and society: the socio-political side
- Verlag: Pearson Education Limited
- 2 ed
- Seitenzahl: 632
- Erscheinungstermin: 15. November 2012
- Abmessung: 246mm x 187mm x 45mm
- Gewicht: 1186g
- ISBN-13: 9780273743675
- ISBN-10: 0273743678
- Artikelnr.: 48546689