A Social History of Psychology

A Social History of Psychology

By: Peter Van Drunen (editor), Jeroen Jansz (editor)Paperback

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A Social History of Psychology documents the rise of psychology in the 20th century and its growing influence on Western society. The book focuses on practical, or 'applied', psychology and examines the causes and social consequences of psychology's omnipresence in our society. * Documents the rise of psychology in the 20th century and its growing influence on Western society* Contains contributions that focus on psychology as a social enterprise, written by researchers with extensive experience teaching the history of psychology* Focuses on practical psychology rather than academic theory and provides a detailed account of the development of various branches of professional psychology* Provides a clear and insightful historical background for understanding contemporary developments within applied psychology

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About Author

Jeroen Jansz is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam and secretary of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. He has published numerous books and journal articles in both Dutch and English, including Person, Self, and Moral Demands (1991) and Psychology: A European Text (with Philip Zimbardo, Mark McDermott, and Nico Metaal, 1995). Peter van Drunen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Groningen and a self-employed journalist and historian of psychology. He is the author of several books and articles on the history of Dutch psychology and the history of psychological testing, and former Director of the Archives of Dutch Psychology.

Contents

Preface. Introduction: Peter van Drunen and Jeroen Jansz. 1. Psychology and society; an overview: Jeroen Jansz. 2. Childrearing and education: Peter van Drunen and Jeroen Jansz. 3. Madness and mental health: Ruud Abma. 4. Work and organisation: Peter van Drunen, Pieter J. van Strien, and Eric Haas. 5. Culture and ethnicity: Paul Voestermans and Jeroen Jansz. 6. Delinquency and law: Ido Weijers. 7. Social orientations: Jaap van Ginneken. Epilogue: Peter van Drunen and Jeroen Jansz. About the authors. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/09/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780631215714
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780631215714
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0631215719

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