The History of the Psychology in 101 Dates
Original title: Histoire de la psychologie. De pinel à damasio 101 dates clés
These key references in the history of psychology have one thing in common. What is it?
– To consolidate his power, Louis XIV issued the “Great Renferment” of the insane (or those presumed to be so).
– After the Revolution, Philippe Pinel freed the mentally ill from their chains.
– He then invented the “moral treatment,” the forerunner of psychotherapy, which heals effectively by talking.
– Sigmund Freud discovers the unconscious.
– Then Anna O.’s recovery inspires him to develop the psychoanalytic cure.
– His Interpretation of Dreams is a huge thunderclap.
– Through its rigour, experimental psychology made us forget the approximations of psychoanalysis.
– Electroshock therapy disappeared.
What is it? What do we have in common? Here it is: these common assumptions are all false. The overview we are offering will show you why psychology is much more complex and nuanced.
In addition, you will learn, for example, that:
– The author of the first scientific law in psychology also wrote about the comparative anatomy of angels.
– The Coué method was popular all the way to the White House.
– It was a dream that gave rise to research on REM sleep.
– Neuroleptics were discovered by chance.
– A Harvard psychologist was considered a major threat to the United States.
– A phantom limb is tamed with a cotton swab.
– 549 perversions are said to exist.