Description : Outline of Theoretical Psychology discusses basic philosophical problems in the discipline and profession of psychology. The author addresses such topics as what it means to be human in psychology; how psychological knowledge is possible and what it consists of; the role of social justice in psychology; and how aesthetic experience could help us to understand the human condition. Proposing possible solutions to a range of such issues, Thomas Teo situates theoretical questions within traditional branches of philosophical inquiry: ontology, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. This book argues that in order to improve psychology as a discipline and in practice, psychologists must reconceive the unit of psychological analysis, looking beyond individual capacity and even experience. By engaging with these basic philosophical problems, Teo demonstrates how psychology can avoid its common pitfalls and continue as a force for resistance and the good.
Description : The time has gone by when any one man could hope to write an adequate text book of psychology. The science has now so many branches, so many methods, so many fields of application, and such an immense mass of data of observation is now on record, that no one man can hope to have the necessary familiarity with the whole. But, even when a galaxy of learning and talent shall have written the text book of the future, there will still be need for the book which will introduce the student to his science, which will aim at giving him at the outset of his studies a profitable line of approach, a fruitful way of thinking of psychological problems, and a terminology as little misleading as possible. The present volume is designed to render these services.
Description : This vintage book contains Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt's 1916 work, Elements of Folk Psychology - Outline of a Psychological History of the Development of Mankind". Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (1832-1920) was a German physiologist, physician, philosopher, and professor. He is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern psychology. This fascinating volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in psychology and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: "Introduction", "The Discovery Of Primitive Man", "The Culture Of Primitive Man In Its External Expressions", "The Origin Of Marriage And The Family", "Primitive Society", "The Beginnings Of Language", "The Thinking Of Primitive Man", "Earliest Beliefs In Magic And Demons", "The Beginnings Of Art", "The Intellectual And Moral Characteristics Of Primitive Man", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Description : A re-release of a volume of essays on the psychotherapy founder's famous themes includes coverage of a range of his intellectual and theoretical concepts, from the unconscious and the Oedipus complex to defense mechanisms and dream symbolism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.