Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology

  • Benjamin B. Wolman

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

Introduction

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").

Keywords

Gestalt psychology Humanistic Psychology brain development experiment experimental psychology interaction pain perception personality philosophy psychiatry psychoanalysis psychology science

Authors and affiliations

  • Benjamin B. Wolman
    • 1
  1. 1.Long Island UniversityBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3800-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3802-4
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