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History and Theory of Psychology

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Giambattista Vico and the New Psychological Science

Giambattista Vico and the New Psychological Science

1st Edition

By Luca Tateo, Jaan Valsiner
December 30, 2016

Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) was an Italian philosopher, rhetorician, and historian. As one of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment, he exerted tremendous influence on the social sciences. He was the first to stress cultural and linguistic dimensions in the development of both the human mind ...

Nothingness Philosophical Insights into Psychology

Nothingness: Philosophical Insights into Psychology

1st Edition

By Jytte Bang
March 30, 2016

This book addresses nothingness as not only the intangible presence of an emotional, cultural, social, or even political void that is felt on an existential level, but has some solid foundations in reality. The death of a loved one, the social isolation of an individual, or the culture shock one ...

The Life Space of the Urban Child Perspectives on Martha Muchow's Classic Study

The Life Space of the Urban Child: Perspectives on Martha Muchow's Classic Study

1st Edition

By Gunter Mey
May 30, 2015

The heart of this book is the translation of The Life Space of the Urban Child, written in 1935 by Martha and Hans Heinrich Muchow. Life Space provides a fresh look at children as actors and how they absorb their city environments. It uses an empirical base connected with theories about the worlds ...

Norms, Groups, Conflict, and Social Change Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif's Psychology

Norms, Groups, Conflict, and Social Change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif's Psychology

1st Edition

By Ayfer Dost-Gozkan
April 30, 2015

This book is about the life and work of a Turkish-American social scientist, Muzafer Sherif (1905–1988). He was known for his seminal work on norm and group formations, social judgment, and intergroup conflicts and cooperation. Although Sherif is identified as one of the founders of social ...

After Piaget

After Piaget

1st Edition

By Eduardo Marti
February 28, 2015

After Piaget proves that Jean Piaget's work is critical for understanding some of the most current proposals in the study of psychological development. It analyses Piaget's legacy, moving beyond the harsh critiques that have circulated since he lost prominence. It also brings together new ...

Thinking Through Creativity and Culture Toward an Integrated Model

Thinking Through Creativity and Culture: Toward an Integrated Model

1st Edition

By Vlad Petre Glaveanu
June 30, 2014

Creativity and culture are inherently linked. Society and culture are part and parcel of creativity's process, outcome, and subjective experience. Equally, creativity does not reside in the individual independent of culture and society.Vlad Petre Glveanu's basic framework includes creators and ...

John Dewey Science for a Changing World

John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

1st Edition

By Svend Brinkmann
October 30, 2013

John Dewey was an American psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic, and political activist. John Dewey: Science for a Changing World addresses Dewey's contemporary relevance; his life and intellectual trajectory; his basic philosophical ideas, with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature...

Emerging Methods in Psychology

Emerging Methods in Psychology

1st Edition

Edited By Seth Surgan
January 15, 2012

The motivation for this volume in the History and Theory of Psychology series is to look across sub-disciplines within psychology and highlight instances where researchers transcended the tendency to think about methodology along traditional lines. Contributors have located examples of researchers ...

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