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A Conceptual History of Psychology: Exploring the Tangled Web (Hardback)
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A Conceptual History of Psychology: Exploring the Tangled Web (Hardback)

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Hardback 574 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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In the new edition of this original and penetrating book, John D. Greenwood provides an in-depth analysis of the subtle conceptual continuities and discontinuities that inform the history of psychology from the speculations of the Ancient Greeks to contemporary cognitive psychology. He also demonstrates the fashion in which different conceptions of human and animal psychology and behavior have become associated and disassociated over the centuries. Moving easily among psychology, history of science, physiology, and philosophy, Greenwood provides a critically challenging account of the development of psychology as a science. He relates the remarkable stories of the intellectual pioneers of modern psychology, while exploring the social and political milieu in which they operated, and dispels many of the myths of the history of psychology, based upon the best historical scholarship of recent decades. This is an impressive overview that will appeal to scholars and graduate students of the history of psychology.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107057395
Number of pages: 574
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 236 x 154 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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'A Conceptual History of Psychology: Exploring the Tangled Web brings intellectual clarity to the fascinating and complex evolution of the discipline known as psychology.' David Leary, University of Richmond
'This work is a most impressive accomplishment. True to Greenwood's stated objective, he has produced a comprehensive history of psychology that traces the critical conceptual continuities and discontinuities in the development of the discipline. Thanks to his deft orchestration of scholarly breadth, intellectual depth, and engaging writing style, Greenwood's book is at once informative, challenging, and a pleasure to read. It merits an enthusiastic welcome!' James Lamiell, University of Georgetown
"A Conceptual History of Psychology: Exploring the Tangled Web brings intellectual clarity to the fascinating and complex evolution of the discipline known as psychology." David Leary, University of Richmond
"This work is a most impressive accomplishment. True to Greenwood's stated objective, he has produced a comprehensive history of psychology that traces the critical conceptual continuities and discontinuities in the development of the discipline. Thanks to his deft orchestration of scholarly breadth, intellectual depth, and engaging writing style, Greenwood's book is at once informative, challenging, and a pleasure to read. It merits an enthusiastic welcome!" James Lamiell, University of Georgetown

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