Download A Student's Guide to Psychology (Isi Guides to the Major by Daniel Robinson PDF

By Daniel Robinson

A small publication to introduce a person to psychology. I loved this learn. the writer gave 2 aspects to the most important arguments and obviously confirmed an overview of some of the significant gamers on the earth of psychology, and philosophy for that subject. i feel its additionally vital to notice that he gave just a little a historical past to a lot of them too, simply to exhibit the place they got here from and why they could have this type of view. i believe this can be vital, in that we should always additionally glance seriously at the place we're at in psychology this present day. This publication is especially transparent and to the purpose, accurately for this sort of small booklet!

Show description

Read or Download A Student's Guide to Psychology (Isi Guides to the Major Disciplines) PDF

Best psychology & counseling books

Altruism & altruistic love : science, philosophy, & religion in dialogue

(Publisher-supplied facts) the concept that of altruism, or disinterested trouble for another's welfare, has been mentioned by means of every body from theologians to psychologists to biologists. during this booklet, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, mental, social, cultural, and spiritual facets of altruistic habit are tested.

Extra resources for A Student's Guide to Psychology (Isi Guides to the Major Disciplines)

Sample text

What he discovered in his clinical practice was a relationship between certain symptoms (paralyses, blindness, severe anxiety) and the repression of psychologically disturbing thoughts or past experiences. In the manner of the conservation laws in physics (which had been discovered in Freud’s lifetime), there seemed to be a psychic energy that was also “con47 Daniel N. Robinson served,” but able to express itself in various ways. Thus, the hysterical symptom could be regarded as the physical manifestation of a process of psychic repression.

Thus, reductionistic strategies are not merely premature but finally misguided. FREUD AND DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY It is often overlooked that the widespread influence of “Freudian” psychology arose from the work of a clinical neurologist, practicing in Vienna at the close of the nineteenth century, and having as his main objective a clearer understanding of the causes of certain “hysterical” symptoms. Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), like Darwin, did not intend to change the world of thought. What he discovered in his clinical practice was a relationship between certain symptoms (paralyses, blindness, severe anxiety) and the repression of psychologically disturbing thoughts or past experiences.

By the 1830s a coherent theory of reflex function had been developed by Marshall Hall and others. In the 1840s Helmholtz and others produced experimental data showing that the speed of nervous conduction—authoritatively regarded as almost infinitely rapid just a decade earlier—was a rather sluggish twenty to forty meters per second. Not long thereafter Emil Du Bois– Reymond (1818–1896) obtained evidence in support of the Wundt, Wilhelm (1832–1920), is something of the “father” of modern experimental psychology, for it was Wundt who established the first academic laboratory devoted to psychological research (Leipzig, 1878–79), and the first journal in which such research could be published and widely distributed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.91 of 5 – based on 40 votes