Evolutionary Thought in Psychology: A Brief History
Copyright © 2004 Henry Plotkin
Author(s): Henry Plotkin
Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405113779
Online ISBN: 9780470773840
About this Book
Evolutionary Thought in Psychology: A Brief History traces the history of evolutionary thought in psychology in an accessible and lively fashion and examines the complex and changing relations between psychology and evolutionary theory.
- First book to trace the history of evolutionary thinking in psychology from its beginnings to the present day in an accessible and lively fashion.
- Focuses on the rise of evolutionary theories begun by Lamarck and Darwin and the creation of the science of psychology.
- Explains evolutionary thought's banishment by behaviorism and cultural anthropology in the early 20th century, along with its eventual re-emergence through ethology and sociobiology.
- Examines the complex and changing relations between psychology and evolutionary theory.