An Introduction to the History of Psychology (7th Edition) by B. R. Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley

By B. R. Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley

Goals wondered early guy, Greek philosophers spun complicated theories to provide an explanation for human reminiscence and notion, Descartes postulated that the mind used to be choked with "animal spirits," and psychology used to be formally deemed a "science" within the nineteenth century. during this 7th variation of AN advent TO THE heritage OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley exhibit that almost all of the worries of latest psychologists are manifestations of subject matters 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 realizing of every chapter.

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In any case, determinists believe that behavior is caused by 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.

By stressing lawfulness, science is proclaiming an interest in the general case rather than the particular case. Traditionally, science is not interested in private or unique events but in general laws that can be publicly observed and verified. That is, a scientific law is general and, because it describes a relationship between empirical events, it is amenable to public observation. The concept of public observation is an important aspect of science. All scientific claims must be verifiable by any interested person.

Still other psychological scientists are working with evolutionary biologists and geneticists in an effort to understand origins of human social behavior. In fact, we can safely say that scientifically oriented psychologists have provided a great deal of useful information in every major area of psychology—for example, learning, perception, memory, personality, intelligence, motivation, and psychotherapy. However, although some psychologists are certainly scientists, many are not. Determinism Scientifically oriented psychologists are willing to assume determinism while studying humans.

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