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“The textbook is great in terms of content and the author’s excellent expertise in the field.”
“[The book] is well done.”
The "global perspective" is essential to a true understanding of the history of Psychology, its evolution and developments.
We deliver a year 1 (level 4) module on the history of psychology and this book will be very useful.
A wide-ranging, inclusive history of psychology - manages to be both thorough and accessible.
As with most history of psychology texts, this one acts like the history of psychology ended pretty much in the middle of the 20th century (1960s, 70s). It treats anything after that as 'looking forward' rather than as part of the history.
A wealth of very detailed historical information in this text. Very clearly set out, manageable as an excellent introductory text or as part of a stand alone elective unit. Highly recommended for all levels.
Eric Shiraev adequately covers the development and history of psychology from it's earliest influences. I believe my students will appreciate the focus on "context" when examining and thinking critically about how psychological knowledge has developed over time.
A very good overview about the history of psychology