History and Philosophy of Psychology is a lively and accessible introduction to the historical development of psychology. Its distinct inclusion of ideas from both Eastern and Western philosophies offers students a uniquely broad view of human psychology.
- While covering all the major landmarks in the history of psychology, the text also provides students with little–known but fascinating insights into key questions, such as whether Freud really cured his patients; what was nude psychotherapy; and were the early psychologists racist?
- The book encourages students to explore the philosophical and theoretical implications of the historical development of psychology.
- It also explores key theoretical ideas and experiments in detail, with background to their development and valuable suggestions for further reading.
1 Introduction 1
2 God, Divine Forces and Who We Are 5
3 Psychology and Science: First Beginnings 34
4 Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Science 61
5 Further Early Beginnings of Psychology: Functionalism, Measurement and the Application of Psychology 88
6 The Würzburg School, the Gestalt Movement and the Idea of Emergent Properties 126
7 Behaviourism, and the Disappearance and Reappearance of Organism (Person) Variables 144
8 Behaviourism and Free Will 170
9 The Unconscious Mind: Freud and Jung and the Talking Cure 186
10 Philosophical Critiques of Freudian Ideas 218
11 The Return of the Mind: Phenomenological and Existential Psychology and the Psychology of Ultimate Concerns 233
12 Existential and Phenomenological Philosophies 256
13 History of Clinical Psychology and Philosophy of Mental Health 270
14 How to Preserve Oneself: Part I 296
15 How to Preserve Oneself: Part II 322
16 The Qualitative Perspective: Social Constructionism, Critical Psychology, Hermeneutical Psychology and the Psychology of Common Sense 337