A History of Psychology
A Global Perspective
- Eric Shiraev - George Mason University, USA
History of Psychology
- Each chapter begins with a highly engaging vignette or opening case, which features a familiar-to-most-students theme or topic.
- Global and multicultural emphasis examines the development of psychology from around the world.
- The text examines contemporary psychology yet does not give short shrift to the roots of psychology.
- Each chapter contains a section on the impact of psychology on society as well as societal influences on the discipline which includes its influence in various fields such as medicine, education, work, criminal justice, business, advertising, and entertainment.
- Case In Point boxes give students the opportunity to come to their own conclusions about issues and think critically about biases that may have influenced psychology.
- Carefully designed chapter opening timelines place main events, names, and theories in a visual, chronological perspective of psychology’s past and present
- In their own words boxes display quotes made by famous psychologists and other scholars about psychological research and its applications
- Checkpoints, chapter summaries and end-of-chapter key terms help students review and prepare for exams
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- A Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
- A Respondus electronic test bank, is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
- Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
- Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics.
- Web resources are included for further research and insights.
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“The textbook is great in terms of content and the author’s excellent expertise in the field.”
“[The book] is well done.”
The "global perspective" is essential to a true understanding of the history of Psychology, its evolution and developments.
More comprehensive than any single resource I've found for my History and Systems course. I especially appreciate that he incorporates non-Western traditions and influences.
We deliver a year 1 (level 4) module on the history of psychology and this book will be very useful.
A wide-ranging, inclusive history of psychology - manages to be both thorough and accessible.
As with most history of psychology texts, this one acts like the history of psychology ended pretty much in the middle of the 20th century (1960s, 70s). It treats anything after that as 'looking forward' rather than as part of the history.
A wealth of very detailed historical information in this text. Very clearly set out, manageable as an excellent introductory text or as part of a stand alone elective unit. Highly recommended for all levels.
Eric Shiraev adequately covers the development and history of psychology from it's earliest influences. I believe my students will appreciate the focus on "context" when examining and thinking critically about how psychological knowledge has developed over time.
A very good overview about the history of psychology
Each chapter begins with two timelines, which are more detailed and comprehensive than the first edition, representing individuals and main psychological concepts. The second edition has new or expanded introductions in Chapters 1, 2, 4, and 9. Each chapter now has two Cases in Point supplied with relevant questions or discussion topics. Every chapter also has special references to the companion website containing additional assignments, materials and links. The Web-based assignments correspond with the chapter’s materials and can be used for homework assignments or class discussions. There are 15-20 new practice questions designed for every chapter. These are multiple choice and short answer questions allowing the student to quickly review or summarize the materials on the previous several pages. Each chapter has a conclusion with a few distinct subsections.
This edition of the book is updated with references to almost fifty new studies. In particular, there are new and other relevant studies on Western and non-Western samples, affective disorders, eating disorders, cross-cultural validity of psychological research, psychological “utopias,” Hinduism, Buddhism, traditional and nontraditional cultures, religious values, ideology and science, sexuality, evolutionary psychology, and treatment of psychological disorders. This edition also includes new references to psychology’s historic developments in South Africa, China, India, Japan, Colombia, Russia, Italy, and Germany.