This is an e-text about the historical and philosophical background of Psychology. It was originally written for the benefit of my students at Shippensburg University, but I hope that it helps anyone with an intellectual interest in the field. The material is original and copyrighted by myself, and any distribution must be accompanied by my name and the copyright information.
The history of psychology; well written, and well organized. by Aug 3
Very Informational, and Well Organized. by Aug 3
S USED throughout this website, psychotherapy can be defined as follows: On this website, the “professional” in the above definition will be assumed to be a psychologist , although other mental health practitioners may be licensed to conduct psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, as defined here, has ethics which can be distinguished from the ethics of counseling that focus on helping a person solve “normal” problems. Although medications may be used in conjunction with psychotherapy, for present purposes medication will not be considered the essence of psychotherapy, because psychotherapy really depends on the use of the client’s own mental experiences to bring about the desired changes. C learly, in the above definition, “adaptive” is a very subjective concept.
Gives insight on the terms of psychology. by Aug 3
Allows for a basic understanding of psychology, though there is enough depth. by Aug 3