Coverage includes significant sections on theorists working in evolutionary psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and positive psychology. The popular "In Their Own Words" primary source readings have been revised for today''s students. This edition includes more theorists with shorter, more accessible readings---resulting in a broader representation. Chapter 1 was completely rewritten to be more concise and direct. Reviewers praise the authors'' ability to tell the history of psychology in a way that avoids dry narrative. In part, this is because A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY personalizes the history of psychology---showing students how events in the lives of influential theorists and researchers affected the authors'' ideas, approaches, and methods. Strong pedagogical features: discussion questions at the end of each chapter form the basis for writing assignments for students, while running margin glossaries and chapter opening outlines help with chapter review. Original primary source excerpts are featured in the book to eliminate the need for outside readings---providing extra value for students.
Table of contents Preface.
Chapter 1: The Study of the History of Psychology.
Chapter 2: Philosophical Influences on Psychology.
Chapter 3: Physiological Influences on Psychology.
Chapter 4: The New Psychology.
Chapter 5: Structuralism.
Chapter 6: Functionalism: Antecedent Influences.
Chapter 7: Functionalism: Development and Founding.
Chapter 8: Applied Psychology: The Legacy of Functionalism.
Chapter 9: Behaviorism: Antecedent Influences.
Chapter 10: Behaviorism: The Beginnings.
Chapter 11: Behaviorism: After the Founding.
Chapter 12: Gestalt Psychology.
Chapter 13: Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings.
Chapter 14: Psychoanalysis: After the Founding.
Chapter 15: Contemporary Developments in Psychology.