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It is important for every student of psychology, wherever they might be in the world, to understand the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is ‘psychology’. This book achieves this in the most accessible and engaging manner possible. Rom Harré presents a unique textbook orientation, combining the biopic with the significance of the major protagonists of the last century, organized by @#x2018;schools of thought’, yet with cross-references throughout the text.

The Psychopathologists
The psychopathologists

Every society that we know of has had some conception of the normal range of bodily forms, of proper ways of behaving and of the limits of acceptable thoughts and feelings. Correspondingly there have been criteria for recognizing abnormalities, and procedures and practices of dealing with people on the margins. However, the range of acceptable ways of being has varied widely. So too have the explanations for deviant behaviour and strange thought ways. Madness has always been recognized, but who is to be counted as mad and for what reason has differed at different times and in different places. During the 19th century there were great changes in the ways of dealing with deviance. There were the beginnings of a scientific approach ...

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