Global, interdisciplinary, and engaging, this textbook integrates materials from philosophical and biological origins to the historical development of psychology. Its extensive coverage of women, minorities, and psychologists around the world emphasizes psychology as a global phenomenon while looking at both local and worldwide issues. This perspective highlights the relationship between psychology and the environmental context in which the discipline developed. In tracing psychology from its origins in early civilizations, ancient philosophy, and religions to modern science, technology, and applications, this book integrates overarching psychological principles and ideas that have shaped the global history of psychology, keeping an eye toward the future of psychology. Updated and revised throughout, this new edition also includes a new chapter on clinical psychology.
Table of Contents
Section I: The Present: Globalization, Psychology, and History
1. Contemporary Psychology: Global Forces
2. Psychology: The American Approach
3. Nature of History and Methods of Study
Section II: Early Philosophical and Biological Foundations of Scientific Psychology
4. Philosophical Foundations of Psychology
5. Biological Foundations of Psychology
6. Phrenology, Mesmerism, and Hypnosis
Section III: Schools of Psychology
8. Voluntarism and Structuralism
11. Gestalt Psychology
13. Beyond Psychoanalysis: Continuing Developments in Psychotherapy
Section IV: Diversity in Psychology
14. Women in the History of Psychology
15. Racial Diversity in American Psychology
16. Psychology in Russia
17. Psychology in China
18. Indigenous Psychologies: Latin America, South Africa, and India-Asia
Section V: Epilogue
19. Clinical Psychology
Robert B. Lawson is Professor Emeritus of Psychological Science at the University of Vermont, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate level History of Psychology for the past 40 years. He also served in many academic administrative roles at the University of Vermont and elsewhere, which included Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College. He is the author of four psychology textbooks.
E. Doris Anderson is a lecturer at the University of Vermont’s Master of Public Administration Program and systems development and mediation consultant for A&L Associates. She has experience in psychiatric nursing and work with public and nonprofit organizations. She is co-author of Psychology and Systems at Work (2013).
Antonio Cepeda-Benito is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Vermont. His research connects the disciplines of behavioral neuroscience and clinical psychology to investigate drug addiction and eating disorders. He has been awarded the Texas A&M Academic Inspiration Award for teaching, Texas A&M Provost Outstanding Individual Achievement Diversity Award, and National Hispanic Science Network Excellence Awards for Public Service and for Mentoring.
'This has been my favorite text for my History of Psychology course; there is no other text on the market quite like it. This volume provides a rare "wide lens" view of Psychology both from an international and gender inclusive vantage point. The new volume will serve as foundational material for our newly developed Cross-Cultural and International Psychology concentration. Bravo to the authors for this landmark work!' —Jonathan Appel, Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Tiffin University
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