Students will find this text a thoroughly engaging journey into Psychology’s history and foundational assumptions.
Brad Piekkola grapples with cognitive and biological histories rarely considered in the conceptual considerations of psychology in such a way that allows students to be critical and mindful of today's practises within the discipline.
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology offers an interesting overview of some key conceptual issues that psychology has grappled with throughout its history. This book will be particularly useful for students of psychology who wish to explore the epistemological foundations of the discipline.
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology by Brad Piekkola provides the student with the backdrop against which the discipline of psychology has emerged, including its most challenging conceptualisations: mind and body, nature and nurture, free will and determinism. The narrative account from past to present and the engagement with approaches from dominant to critical is expertly balanced for those students keen to understand how psychology has developed across diverse contexts.
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