The definition of psychology has changed as the fo- cus of psychology has changed. At various times in history, psychology has been defined as the study of . Now in its fifth edition, Hergenhahn’s Introduction to the History of Psychology distinguishes itself from others by tracing the intellectual history of psychology. Hergenhahn’s An Introduction to the History of Psychology.

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See 1 question about An Introduction to the History of Psychology…. Lists with This Book. This book b.y.hergenhhahn not yet featured on Listopia. An Introduction to the History of Psychology, B. Hergenhahn Clearly written and user-friendly, Introduction to the Theories of Learning-places learning in its historical perspective and provides appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped years of learning theory research. Dec 29, Jena Hemsworth rated it it was ok Shelves: I hate history and now I’m starting to hate on psychology.

But I have to admit it was informative and it will definitely help me for the exams. Fuck this shit, give me back my fiction books full of plot twists, mind-fucks, crime, hot vampires or billionaires, and other romantic pursuits: The book retraced the history of psychology, the notion of soul and mind, from greek ages to modern one. Interesting history of this young discipline.


May 24, Evan Micheals rated it liked it. This page book took me almost a year to get through it seems almost criminal to give it such a small review. I again got stepped through Socrates, Aristotle etc, but the further I read the issues of psychology became more distinct from those of philosophy. I have This page book took me almost a year to get through it seems almost criminal to give it such a small review.

I have gained an understanding of were a lot of the concepts within psychotherapeutic parlance come from punishment does not work — Skinner; unconditional positive regard — Rogers etc. I have new areas of intellectual interest to follow Rollo May.

I am still trying to figure out who I am as a clinician intellectually somewhere in the middle, a jack of all trades, but master of none. Reading an entire textbook has provided me with some ideas and direction. I like psychology and find the subject matter interesting although I do not have a degree in it unlike some people I know. All in all I would say Hergenhahn has succeeded in giving me an Introduction to the History of Psychology. Sep 06, Bruce Lerro rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Students interested in the long view of history of psychology from the Greeks forward.


Generally I think the book is very thorough and goes all the way back to the Greeks. It shows very nicely how psychology was once inseparable from philosophy and how it took a long time before the field stood out as a separate discipline.

An Introduction To the History Of Psychology by Hergenhahn, B R

Each chapter starts with major social changes occurring in technology, economics, religion and politics in Europe. When science presents matter as pre-determined or due to chance collisions of atoms, this new way of seeing things has psychological implications which are not explored, such as the rise of hypnosis and the explosion of mental health institutions.

I would have preferred that in be introoduction by psychological topics such as stages of development, states intfoduction consciousness, sensation and perception, emotions, thinking, and memory.

I would be more interested to see how the ideas ab Oct b.y.hergenjahn, Joshua Zhou rated it it was amazing. I admire the b.y.heegenhahn objectivity. The book might be long and tedious from time to time, but it is a great source for someone who wants a universal and stereoscopic view of the problem. I had taken a great deal of notes while reading, I believe this is a worthwhile textbook. Oct 06, Elizabeth Brush rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 24, Jordan Arbelaez rated it it was amazing.

This text is an impressively comprehensive overview.

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I found it fascinating and well-written. It has great sections on most naturalists,philosophers etc and it even has a timeline in the first two pages. It will expand your general knowledge.

Jul 11, Ernest rated it liked it Shelves: I am just relieved that classes are over. This book covers the history of western psychology I know most people just hate biological psychology, but I absolutely love the subject. Most of my block mates who listened to my report about early physiological psychology said that they didn’t like the topic at all — extremely annoying.

I’ve always thought the opposite. It’s also surprising how so many of psychology’s founding fathers never really started out as psychologists — instead they were physiologists, english majors, theologians, philosophers, medical men The topics are incredibly far reaching that the subject seems to be in danger of disintegrating — but it then it already has e.

I remember looking at the specialty fields recognized in Canada, and there were more than 50 or And now I am even more confused. What the hell am I going to do with my life now? Relieved anyway, that I’m done with this subject, and book. At least for now. Jan 27, lyle rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the top history of psychology text. Although the focus is on psychology the breadth of its coverage qualifies it as an all-purpose intellectual history: The history of psychology is necessarily a history of philosophy.


There is detailed coverage of the major forces in human thought from ancient times to the modern era.

Professors would assign this text more often than they do if it were briefer. Undergraduates often have difficulty assimilating this material in a one-semester course but This is the top history of psychology text. Undergraduates often have b.y.hergenhaahn assimilating this material in a one-semester course but those who do are well rewarded: The text provides the foundation and context for a lifetime of more detailed topical study.

Mar 27, Matt rated it really liked it. So far the author has done an excellent job to convey introducrion impact of individual thinkers and events on the discipline of psychology. Some aspects of the book that have been useful are the intrroduction in the front cover and comments by the author that reflect on the modern attitudes and views of the topics.

I was relieved to see the communities’ positive regard for the book and will update mine later.

Definitely one of the best textbooks I’ve read on thhe subject so far, even though I didn’t read it because of a class or a course. I found it very interesting, mostly because part of the book deals with the history of philosophy, which I mostly like. A very summarized yet informative work, perfect if you don’t know anything about philosophy or psychology. This should be the standard textbook for undergraduate students in psychology.

Kudos to Hergenhahn for his tremendous work! Oct 18, Katherina [Book-o-Craze] rated it liked it Histort Haha, I can’t really say I completely read that book from the first to the last page.

Actually I read a few pages! Hehe, I mostly skimmed through the rest of the book, um, chapter bassically. I couldn’t help it. I had to read it for a lesson, and although I liked some parts, it was mostly philosophy, so yeah! Jan 29, Allenroca added it. It covered the material well, and there is occasional humor and irony mixed in to try and alleviate the dryness of the material. I also appreciated how the author consistently compared and contrasted different views that were covered in order to help orient the reader on why a particular perspective was significant.

I did not enjoy reading this book, but I appreciate its value. A very academic accounting of the History of Psychology. I’m teaching this class right now and using this textbook as a supplement to the textbook my students are using “A History of Modern Psychology” by Schultz and Schultz. I’d say this is a graduate level text. Sep 30, Annisa Dyah Rachmawati rated it it was ok. I read this paychology because of course. That’s why it was okay.