History doesn’t have to be boring and dull, and this textbook is living proof with coverage of interesting topics ranging from the controversial use of IQ tests at Ellis Island to the psycho-dynamics of chewing gum. A market leader for over thirty years, A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY has been praised for its comprehensive coverage and biographical approach.
Focusing on modern psychology, the book’s coverage begins with the late 19th century. Successfully avoiding dry narrative, the authors personalize the history of psychology not only by using biographical information on influential theorists, but also by showing you how major events in those theorists’ lives have affected the authors’ own ideas, methods and approaches. Substantial updates in this edition include discussions of cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and positive psychology. The result is a book that is as timely and relevant today as it was when it was first introduced.
Sydney Ellen Schultz is a writer and researcher and editor who has developed digital and print publications and teaching materials for publishers, schools, government agencies, and professional associations.
Duane P. Schultz is a former professor of psychology at the University of South Florida. He has also held faculty appointments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, American University in Washington, D.C., Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (now the University of Mary Washington), and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The Schultz’s are a husband/wife author team who are well-regarded for their textbooks.