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Chapter 1

Psychology's Roots

History of Psychology

Classic Works

History of Psychology Timeline

Today in the History of Psychology



René Descartes

John Locke

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz


Hermann Von Helmholtz

Ernst Weber

Gustav Fechner

Selections from Fechner's Work

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin: Works

The Birth of Psychology

Wilhelm Wundt

Structuralism and Functionalism

E.B. Titchener

E.B. Titchener on Structural Psychology

William James and Functionalism

Animal Intelligence

George Romanes and Animal Intelligence

E.L. Thorndike on Romanes

Early Learning Theory

Ivan Pavlov

E.L. Thorndike

E.C. Tolman

E.C. Tolman's Cognitive Maps paper


J.B. Watson

J. B. Watson: Psychology as the Behaviorist Views it

J. B. Watson: Scandal

B.F. Skinner

B.F. Skinner: Autobiography

B. F. Skinner: Are Theories of Learning Necessary

Gestalt Psychology

Kurt Koffka: Principle of Gestalt Psychology

Wolfgang Köhler: Gestalt Psychology Today

Freud's Psychodynamic Psychology

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud: Quotations

Sigmund Freud: Interpretation of Dreams

Sigmund Freud: Civilization And Its Discontents

Sigmund Freud's Couch

Humanistic Psychology

Humanistic Psychology

Abraham Maslow

Carl Rogers

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

The Cognitive Revolution



Cognitive Neuroscience

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer (Cosmides & Tooby)

Evolutionary Psychology FAQ


Behavioral Genetics

Molecular Genetics

Key Issues in Psychology

Free Will Versus Determinism

Nature Versus Nurture

Dualism Versus Monism

Empirical Versus Anecdotal Evidence