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Who are known as the fathers of modern day psycholgy?
-- Pat Rode (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 20, 2001
There is no simple answer to this question. How far do you want to go back? Watson? Freud? Wundt? Kant? Aristotle? Which branch? Clinical? Experimental? Social? The best way to get started on an answer to this question is just to read a standard textbook on the topic. Dan Robinson's _Intellectual History of Psychology_ traces the roots back to the Greeks, but depends on a fairly good knowledge of general history. Ray Fancher's _Pioneers of Psychology_ is more biographical in its approach than most, and thus is a pretty good read. Thomas Leahey's _ History of Psychology_ is quite popular, but is only in hardback, and thus much more expensive than the two I've mentioned above. There are many other popular textbooks as well -- Viney, Benjafield, Hergenhahn, Schultz. All will get you started.
-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), March 20, 2001.
Hi Pat, look at the table of contents in R. Fancher's, Pioneers of Psychology, it's all pretty much laid out there whether you are philosophically inclined or empirically inclinded. Best, David
-- david clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 20, 2001.
i followed up Edna Heidbreider's Seven Psychologies for systems and theories of psychology. It outlines a pretty definitive course of the history of psychology.
best wishes, candle
-- candle in the wind (email@example.com), March 22, 2001.