Student's Guide to Psychology

Student's Guide to Psychology

ISI Student Guides to the Major Disciplines

by Daniel N. Robinson
1st Edition, ©2002, ISBN: 9781882926954
Trade Paperback, 70 pages
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The study of psychology starts long before Freud or Jung came on the scene. In fact, Daniel Robinson shows how even the earliest of the Hellenistic philosophers wrestled with the nature of the human mind and consciousness, how it can be manipulated, and what its intended functions are.

A Student's Guide to Psychology introduces students to both the history and the major ideas of the discipline, showing how each new thinker built on the concepts of those before him. Robinson demonstrates the scientific and the philosophic approaches with equanimity and insight, objectively orienting students toward studies too often torn by partisanship and mischaracterization.

This little book is certainly best for those who want, but don't have, knowledge of the various psychological fields. At the same time, it can act as a good organizer for previously acquired but largely disjointed knowledge. Robinson is fair but clear, rigorous but engaging, and his introduction is as fun to read as it is informative and educational.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he's a husband and father who loves church, good food, and weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.
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Summary Cuts through the haze of jargon to clearly define psychology, and identifies its roots in ancient Hellenic philosophy.

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