© 1981

Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Conditioning, Behaviorism, and Purposivism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johann Friedrich Herbart, Wilhelm Wundt, Edward Bradford Titchener, William James, John Dewey, Robert Sessions Woodworth et al.
      Pages 3-40
    3. Vladimir M. Bekhterev, S. L. Rubinstein
      Pages 41-75
    4. John B. Watson, Albert P. Weiss, Edward B. Holt, Walter S. Hunter, Karl S. Lashley, Donald O. Hebb
      Pages 76-96
    5. Edwin R. Guthrie, Clark L. Hull, B. F. Skinner, Edward C. Tolman, Gregory Razran, John Dollard et al.
      Pages 97-179
    6. William McDougall, Kurt Goldstein, Jacob R. Kantor, E. C. Tolman
      Pages 180-196
    7. Back Matter
      Pages 197-200
  3. Psychoanalysis and Related Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Benjamin B. Wolman
      Pages 203-282
    3. Alfred Adler, Carl Gustav Jung
      Pages 283-315
    4. Anna Freud, Otto Rank, Paul Federn, Sandor Ferenczi, Melanie Klein, W. Ronald Fairbairn et al.
      Pages 316-361
    5. Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, Harry S. Sullivan
      Pages 362-402
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 403-405
  4. Understanding, Gestalt, and Field Psychologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Wilhelm Dilthey
      Pages 409-422
    3. Edward Spranger, William Stern, Gordon W. Allport
      Pages 423-437
    4. J. Ward, G. F. Stout, Alfred Binet, Karl Bühler
      Pages 438-459
    5. Benjamin B. Wolman
      Pages 460-506
    6. Andras Angyal, Abraham Maslow, Henry A. Murray, J. F. T. Bugental, Gardner Murphy, Carl Rogers
      Pages 507-515

About this book


Twenty years is a long time in the life of a science. While the historical roots of psychology have not changed since the first edition of this book, some of the offshoots of the various theories and systems discussed have been crit­ ically reexamined and have undergone far-reaching modifications. New and bold research has led to a broadening of perspectives, and recent devel­ opments in several areas required a considerable amount of rewriting. I have been fortunate in the last fifteen years to have worked with about 2,000 psychologists and other behavioral scientists who contributed to several collected volumes I have edited. As the editor-in-chief of the In­ ternational Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurol­ ogy, I have had the privilege of reading, scrutinizing, and editing the work of 1,500 experts in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, I have written several books and monographs and over one hundred scientific papers. Armed with all that experience, I have carefully examined the pages of the first edition. Chapter 8 required substantial rewriting and several new sections have been added to other chapters: "Current Soviet Psychol­ ogy" (Chapter 2, Section 7); "New Ideas on Purposivism" (Chapter 5, Sec­ tion 4); "Recent Developments in the Sociological School of Psychoanalysis" (Chapter 9, Section 4); and "Present Status of Gestalt Psychology" (Chapter 12, Section 4). Chapter 15 was omitted, and two new chapters were added: Chapter 14 ("Humanistic Psychology") and Chapter 16 ("Selected Research Areas").


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Long Island UniversityBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology
  • Authors Benjamin B. Wolman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40515-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-3802-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-3800-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 652
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology Research
    Psychology, general
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