Psychology Book

Psychology Book

From Shamanism to Cutting-edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychology

Book - 2014
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What could be more fascinating than the workings of the human mind? This stunningly illustrated survey in Sterling's Milestones series chronicles the history of psychology through 250 landmark events, theories, publications, experiments, and discoveries. Beginning with ancient philosophies of well-being, it touches on such controversial topics as phrenology, sexual taboos, electroshock therapy, multiple personality disorder, and the nature of evil.
Publisher: New York, Sterling,, 2014
ISBN: 9781402784811
Branch Call Number: 150.9 Pickren 2014
Characteristics: 527 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Feb 06, 2018

This is an interesting book that chronologically gives the reader a view of the development of psychology, but done without a narrative to try to make it coherent. In that sense, its a book for dipping into. The further reading guide at the end is far superior to other books in this series which tend to have 'tinyurl' websites for the most part, while this one actually has books for the most part. Doesn't give mush criticism of the underhandedness of the 'profession' and there is nothing about the antipsychology movement.

bibliosara Jan 02, 2018

Pickren's entry into the Sterling Milestone series is worth the read for anyone mildly interested in psychology OR history.
With brief synopses of critical points in the development of psychology, the reader will quickly learn a little about a lot. The chronological format of the book is utilized well, and makes it easy for readers to follow the sometimes confusing history of psychology. Although at times it can get a bit lengthy or repetitive in its' descriptions, Pickren generally does a good job in presenting the information in layman's terms.

Jan 14, 2016

There are many landmark psychology concepts in human history. The author summarised one concept per page (on the left) in this book with a photo, painting or picture on the right. The paintings, photos and pictures were well chosen. Entertaining to see these visual arts. If you want a quick read on each landmark psychology concept, this is a good book.


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