The Story of Psychology

By Morton Hunt
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307278074, 877pp.)

Publication Date: December 18, 2007

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Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Mesmer, William James, Pavlov, Freud, Piaget, Erikson, and Skinner. Each of these thinkers recognized that human beings could examine, comprehend, and eventually guide or influence their own thought processes, emotions, and resulting behavior. The lives and accomplishments of these pillars of psychology, expertly assembled by Morton Hunt, are set against the times in which the subjects lived. Hunt skillfully presents dramatic and lucid accounts of the techniques and validity of centuries of psychological research, and of the methods and effectiveness of major forms of psychotherapy.
Fully revised, and incorporating the dramatic developments of the last fifteen years, "The Story of Psychology "is a graceful and absorbing chronicle of one of the great human inquiries--the search for the true causes of our behavior.

About the Author
Morton Hunt is adjunct professor of sociology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. A specialist in the behavioral sciences, he is the author of many books including "The Story of Psychology and How Science Takes Stock: The Story of Meta-Analysis. "

Praise For The Story of Psychology

“A magnificent traversal of an infinitely fascinating landscape by one of the great science writers of our time.”—Chicago Tribune

“The definitive guide to those wishing to grasp man’s search to understand the mind.”—The Chattanooga News-Free Press

“Masterful. . . . A story of psychology that is deep, wide, and, by turns, flowing, curious, familiar, surprising, intriguing.”—Contemporary Psychology

“A tour de force of popular exposition.”—Publishers Weekly

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