Psychology has influence in almost every walk of life. Originally published in 1997, A Century of Psychology is a review of where the discipline came from, where it had reached and where the editors anticipated it may go.
Ray Fuller, Patricia Noonan Walsh and Patrick McGinley assembled an internationally recognised team of mainly European experts from the major applications and research areas of psychology. They begin with a critical review of methodology and its limitations and plot the course of gender and developmental psychology. They go on to include discussion of learning, intellectual disability, clinical psychology and the emergence of psychotherapy, educational psychology, organizational psychology, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and many other topics, in particular community psychology, perception and alternative medicine.
Enlightening, reflective and sometimes provocative, A Century of Psychology is required reading for anyone involved in psychology as a practitioner, researcher or teacher. It is also a lively introduction for those new to the discipline.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables List of contributors Preface List of abbreviations 1 Ype H. Poortinga Brown, Heisenberg and Lorenz: predecessors of twenty-first century psychology? 2 Rhoda K. Unger The three-sided mirror: feminists looking at psychologists looking at women 3 Sheila Greene Child development: old themes and new directions 4 Marc Richelle The psychology of learning: retrospect and prospect 5 Roy McConkey Intellectual disability: a psychological assessment 6 Amparo Belloch One hundred years of clinical psychology: roots, doubts and hopes 7 Marina Manthouli The influence of psychology on psychotherapy during the twentieth century 8 Ingrid Lunt Psychology and education: a century of challenge for educational psychology 9 J.R. Newbrough Community psychology: a new Gestalt psychology? 10 Salli Saari Critical moments on the edge: psychological prevention of psychic and somatic problems, disorders and illnesses 11 Adrian Furnham Flight from science: alternative medicine, postmodernism and relativism 12 Benhard Wilpert One hundred years of work and organizational psychology: progress, deficiencies and promise 13 Ruth M.J. Byrne The coming of age of the psychology of thinking and reasoning 14 Peter M. Gollwitzer The history of the concept of goals 15 Géry d’Ydewalle Visual perception at the edge of the century 16 Arne Öhman On the edge of consciousness: pre-attentive mechanisms in the generation of anxiety 17 Peter W. Halligan and John C. Marshall Cognitive neuropsychology: the good, the bad and the bizarre 18 Edmund T. Rolls A theory of emotion and its brain mechanisms Name index Subject index