Book: History and Systems of Psychology by James F. Brennan and Keith A. Houde (Eds)

History and Systems of Psychology provides an engaging introduction to the rich story of psychology’s past. Retaining the clarity and accessibility praised by readers of earlier editions, this classic textbook provides a chronological history of psychology from the pre-Socratic Greeks to contemporary systems, research, and applications. The new edition also features expanded coverage of Eastern as well as Western traditions, influential women in psychology, professional psychology in clinical, educational, and social settings, and new directions in twenty-first century psychology as a cognitive and a positive science. Assuming little prerequisite knowledge, the authors discuss the people, places, and concepts that have shaped psychology’s story, and show that we remain fascinated by the same enduring questions that confronted our ancestors – namely, our wonder at our subjectivity and consciousness of self. The seventh edition is fully supported by robust pedagogical features, instructor resources, and a companion website to aid student learning.

Link to Cambridge University Press.

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