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Ch 18: History of Psychology Overview

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This entertaining chapter is filled with fun lessons you can access at your convenience to learn about or improve your knowledge of the history of psychology. Short quizzes can check your understanding of key concepts in the lessons and ensure you're ready to excel on a test or assignment.

History of Psychology Overview - Chapter Summary

Feel confident in your knowledge of the history of psychology by reviewing this comprehensive chapter. Top instructors make it easy to gain a quality understanding of psychology in ancient history, the 19th and 20th centuries and more. Each lesson in this chapter covers a unique topic and is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz you can take anytime to test your understanding of concepts covered. A broader exam is available to gauge your grasp of the entire chapter. Our Dashboard keeps track of your progress and lets you submit any lesson topic questions to our experts. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Discuss major developments in psychology from BCE to the 1st century
  • List major developments in psychology from the 1st to the end of the 17th century
  • Describe contributions made to the field of psychology in the 19th century
  • Outline the history of psychology in the 20th century
  • Explain major developments in and contributions to psychology in the 21st century

5 Lessons in Chapter 18: History of Psychology Overview
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Psychology in Ancient History: Major Developments & Contributions

1. Psychology in Ancient History: Major Developments & Contributions

Take a quick journey in time and explore psychology in ancient history. In this lesson, learn about the work of some of the most important scholars in history and examine their major contributions to psychology.

Early History of Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

2. Early History of Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

The early pioneers of psychology established it as a new and independent science. Wundt, Freud, Titchener, Wertheimer, Skinner, James and Watson proposed four seminal schools of thought, encompassing both experiments in laboratory and field, and also the development of clinical therapies.

History of 19th Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

3. History of 19th Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

In this lesson, we will examine the major developments in the study of psychology in the 19th century, most notably the recognition of anxiety, Freud's theories, and the advent of experimental psychology.

History of 20th Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

4. History of 20th Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

In this lesson, we'll journey through the origins of psychology from ancient times through the 20th century. You will learn about Descartes's and Freud's role in shaping modern psychology and the major contributions of 20th-century psychology.

History of 21st Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

5. History of 21st Century Psychology: Major Developments & Contributions

Did you know that forensic psychology is a branch of psychology? Let's take a tour through history to learn about the evolution of psychology through the ages, including fascinating developments in the 21st-century.

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