Psychological ideas originated in ancient philosophy, but psychology entered the realm of science just over a century ago with applications to help people shortly afterward. History, Perspectives, and Applications traces the path of psychology through philosophy and biology into a vibrant discipline that deals with the process of development, socialization, learning, abnormal behaviour, and cultural influences. Throughout psychology's history, there has been a constant interplay between social forces and psychological theories. Written in engaging and accessible prose by experts in the field, this new, full-colour resource is perfect for anyone interested in this fascinating field of study.
Kenneth D. Keith received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and is currently a professor at the University of San Diego and serves as Chief Reader for the College Board national Advanced Placement Psychology program. Keith has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications, including numerous book chapters and articles appearing in such journals as Teaching of Psychology, International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, American Psychologist, American Journal of Family Therapy, Psychology Teacher Network, Contemporary Psychology, Streams of William James, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, and Mental Retardation.