Pioneers of psychology – Raymond E. Fancher


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Artikelnummer: 0393969940-M-01-C-05-12 Categorieën: , ,


ISBN/EAN: 0393969940
Auteur(s): Raymond E. Fancher
Genre: Wetenschap, studie, geschiedenis
Uitgave: paperback, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 511
Uitgever: W. W. Norton & Company Inc. New York/London
3e Druk, Jaartal: 1996
Afmetingen: 209 x 141 x 32 mm
Gewicht: 536 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 666 g
Loc: M-01-C-05-12

Pioneers of psychology – Raymond E. Fancher

Modern psychology draws on more than three centuries of research and speculation – invariably original, often daring, at times misguides. In this new Third Edition, Professor Fancher again traces the evolution of this influential science through the personal triumphs and disappointments of a fascinating gallery of individuals, from Descartes, Gall, and Kant to James, Piaget, and Skinner. Now, with an entirely new chapter on artificial intelligence, Professor Fancher’s book provides the most reliable and up-to-date account of the development of modern psychology. Some pioneers in Professor Fancher’s account, like Wundt and Helmholtz, were painstaking experimenters. Others found themselves at the start of major movements: Consider Ivan Pavlov, whose monumental studies of the physiology of digestion led to the founding of modern behaviorism, or Sigmund Freud, who set out to develop a neurological model of the mind and soon launched an entire intellectual revolution under the banner of psychoanalysis. The Third Edition includes an entirely new chapter 13 on artificial intelligence. Beginning with Pascal’s “Pascaline” and proceeding through the machines and programs of Leibniz, Babbage, Turing, Newell, Shaw, and Simon, the chapter presents the historical foundations of one of the most important and controversial issues in modern cognitive psychology. With its underlying theme of exploring the possibilities and limitations of mechanistie explanation in psychology, the new chapter also provides a particularly fitting conclusion to the book’s general historical survey.

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Gewicht 666 g
Afmetingen 209 × 140 × 32 mm