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The Story of Psychology by Morton Hunt
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Feb 05, 2011

it was ok
Read from January 01 to February 26, 2011

It's a pleasure to learn about the giants in the field of psychology. Morton makes at least one apology for his focus on "great men in history." While he admits that the times in which these men lived contributed to their ideas and work, Hunt is much more concerned about how individual pioneers shaped psychology in particular and popular thought in general. I had little use for the early chapters about the Greek and European thinkerss whose ideas anticipated psychology. Things became much more interesting when Hunt introduces protopsychologists who worked in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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