Inside Psychology

A science over 50 years

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Psychology is a comparatively young science. From its origins in the psychophysics laboratories of late 19th century Germany, it made great strides throughout the 20th century, and can now be considered one of the most rapidly growing of the sciences, as evidenced by the enormous growth at both undergraduate level and research level.

This book takes a step back to consider just how we got to where we are in psychology. It brings together some of the leading and most influential figures from the past 50 years, covering neuropsychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, perception, physiology and many others. Each contributor considers the path their own field has taken - both the advances, and the set-backs. They look at how their area has changed - how it might have been 'in vogue' one day, and out of fashion the next. The accounts are personal, witty, and provide a much needed stock-take of just where psychology stands at the start of the 21st century, and where it might be heading in the coming years.

Highly accessible, the book will make fascinating reading for anyone at all interested in psychology and its history- from students upwards, as well as those more broadly interested in the study of the mind.
1. The ups and downs of cognitive psychology: attention and other 'executive functions' , Alan Allport
2. Psychology in the 1950s: a personal view , Alan Baddeley
3. Learning theory and the cognitive revolution 1961-1971 , Robert A Boakes
4. Face recognition in our time , Vicki Bruce
5. Cognitive science now and then , Max Coltheart
6. Aging memory - aging memories , Fergus Craik
7. Psycholinguistics in our time , Anne Cutler
8. Two brains; my life in science , Michael S Gazzaniga
9. A perception of perception , Richard Gregory
10. Social psychology in our time: from 'fun and games' to grown-up science , Miles Hewstone & Wolfgang Stroebe
11. Thirty years of object recognition , Glyn W Humphreys
12. Reasoning , Phil Johnson-Laird
13. Weber's Law , Donald Laming
14. Fifty years of memory neuropsychology research: methods 5, theory 2 , Andrew Mayes
15. Mental chronometry: long past, bright future , Michael Posner
16. A life in grey areas: cognitive gerontology from 1950 to 2007 , Patrick Rabbitt
17. From little slips to big disasters: an error quest , James Reason
18. Visual perception 1950 - 2000 , John Ross
19. Human performance from then to now , Andries Sanders
20. The perception of time , John Wearden
21. From effects to systems in neuropsychology , Lawrence Weiskrantz
22. Experimental psychopathology and psychological treatment , Mark G Williams
Uitgavejaar 2008
ISBN 9780199228768
Verschijningsdatum 1 nov. 2008
Omvang 312
Auteur(s) P. Rabbit
Taal Engels

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