Foundations of Psychological Thought: A History of Psychology

Foundations of Psychological Thought: A History of Psychology

by Barbara F . Gentile (Editor), Benjamin O . Miller (Editor)


This annotated reader for undergraduate courses in the history of psychology exposes students to original, primary materials but includes several unique features that will make the original sources much more accessible, including:

- Thematic organization of readings demonstrates how thinking on major psychological issues evolved.

- Contemporary as well as historical readings, bring students right up to the present.

- Introductions and extensive annotations set the context for students and guide them in navigating sometimes complex ideas to help them get the most out of reading the original sources.

- Further Reading section

- Ideas and Study Questions to help students reinforce understanding of the excerpts.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 688
Edition: annotated edition
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Published: 04 Sep 2008

ISBN 10: 0761930779
ISBN 13: 9780761930778

Media Reviews
Through carefully selected and extensively annotated original sources, Foundations of Psychological Thought deals with some of the most important issues and ideas in the history of psychological thought. -- Savannah Jones
A wonderful resource collection of 'original source material.' I appreciate the cluster of readings by topic as well as the date.
-- James Uchtenberg
Author Bio
Barbara F. Gentile (Ph.D., Cornell) is a social psychologist. She is Associate Professor of psychology and Chairperson of the department at Simmons College, where she teaches courses in personality theory, social psychology, social psychology research methodology, and the history of psychology. Her research interests include non-verbal behavior, survey research methodology, and the teaching of psychology. Ben Miller (Ph.D., City University of New York) is an experimental psychologist. He is Assistant Professor of psychology at Salem State College, where he teaches courses in perception, memory, the history of psychology, and statistics and methods. He is author of Beyond Statistics: A Practical Guide to Data Analysis (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). His current research focus is on basic questions about false memories, such as they conditions in which they occur and our ability to distinguish them from true memories.