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A Historical and Contemporary Look at Psychological
by Joseph J. Pear
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
ISBN13: 978-0-8058 5079-6
A Historical and Contemporary
Look at Psychological Systems offers a novel approach
to examining the history and current state of scientific
psychology. This boldly original volume analyzes the
systems of psychology in an innovative new way. The
author provides interconnectedness to, as well as the
distinctiveness of, the diverse theoretical approaches
to psychology. The book revisits the roots of psychology
and traces them to the current state of the field, both
theoretically and methodologically. Readers will gain
a clearer understanding of the foundational differences
and similarities that currently exist in psychological
The volume reviews four broad systems of psychology:
behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and psychodynamic.
Evolutionary and neuro- psychology are considered as
additional approaches that influence all four psychological
systems. The book opens with the historical background
that led to the emergence of the four systems. It traces
the concept of the soul through the periods of the ancient
Greeks and Romans to the beginnings of psychology as
an empirical science. Differences and similarities of
the four systems are then explored with respect to eight
fundamental psychological issues: consciousness, reductionism,
teleology, determinism, values, spirituality, therapy,
and psychological research procedures.
Intended for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate
level courses in the history and systems of psychology,
this book will also appeal to researchers in this area.
To facilitate the books use as a textbook, it
features discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
Modification: What It Is and How to Do It
Authors: Garry Martin & Joseph Pear
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