Description - Psychology's Grand Theorists by Amy P. Demorest
This book is based on the premise that the theories on which the three dominant schools in psychology are based--psychodynamics, behavioral, and phenomenological--resulted in part from the personal experiences of the theorists who first originated them. It closely examines the lives and works of the three original theorists: Sigmund Freud for psychodynamics, B.F. Skinner for behavioral, and Carl Rogers for phenomenological. It is written with the premise that knowing the personal experiences of the theorists will provide the reader with a greater sense of intimacy with the theories, making them more engaging and memorable. The author explores the subjective sources of these theories to help determine if they are scientific truths or personal confessions. The book's clear and engaging writing style will appeal to a wide range of readers. Intended as a supplement in courses on personality, clinical theory, and/or the history of psychology, it will also appeal to clinicians, counselors, and psychotherapists who use one or more of these models as explanatory systems in their clinical work.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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