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Psychology: From Spirits to Psychotherapy: the Mind through the Ages by Anne Rooney

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"The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water"

- Sigmund Freud

From Socrates to Carl Jung and Descartes to Daniel Dennett, this illustrated book brings together the threads that have made up psychology, from the musings of the Ancient Greeks to the findings of functional MRI scanning. Explained in a concise and easy-to-understand manner, it explores various key approaches, including structuralist, functionalist, behaviourist, psychodynamic, humanist, cognitive, and biological. It is a narrative of how we have tried to approach the very core of our being - of what makes us ourselves.

Topics include:

• The ghost in the machine - the search for the mind and how it relates to the body

• Models of madness - attempts to categorize and treat mental illness

• Artificial intelligence

• Mind and matter - how modern neurology sheds new light on the workings of the mind

• Psychoanalysis

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Fundamentals Series explains fascinating and far-reaching topics in simple terms. Designed with rustic, tactile covers and filled with dynamic illustrations and fact boxes, these books will help you quickly get to grips with complex topics that affect our day-to-day living.