By B. R. Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley

ISBN-10: 1133958095

ISBN-13: 9781133958093

Desires questioned early guy, Greek philosophers spun intricate theories to provide an explanation for human reminiscence and conception, Descartes postulated that the mind used to be packed with "animal spirits," and psychology used to be formally deemed a "science" within the nineteenth century. during this 7th version of AN creation TO THE background OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley reveal that almost all of the worries of up to date psychologists are manifestations of topics which were a part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. The book's various images and pedagogical units, in addition to its biographical fabric on key figures in psychology, interact readers and facilitate their knowing of every chapter.

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All these levels and types of inquiry appear necessary for the growth of psychology, and all sustain one another. PERSISTENT QUESTIONS IN PSYCHOLOGY The questions that psychology is now attempting to answer are often the same questions it has been trying to answer from its inception. In many cases, only the methods for dealing with these persistent questions have changed. We have already encountered one of psychology’s persistent questions: Is human behavior freely chosen or is it determined? Another concerns the essential aspect of human nature.

The psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Jung, for example, exemplify irrationalism because they claim that the true causes of behavior are unconscious and as such cannot be experienced rationally. The tension between conceptions of humans that stress intellect (reason) and those that stress the emotions or the unconscious mind (spirit) has appeared throughout psychology’s history and still manifests itself in contemporary psychology. 19 Copyright 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part.

In other words, scientific advance in Copyright 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. INTRODUCTION theory as well as experiments tends to be built upon the successive corrections of many errors, both small and large.

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