The Story of Psychology

The Story of Psychology by Todd Daniel

A nice podcast. Actually it is a good overview of philosophy as well. Yet as psychology seems to be a spin-off from philosophy, the start from the very beginning seems to be appropriate. A very good audio quality. I could highly recommend it.

The content:

  • The Story of Psyche and Eros
  • The Pre-Socratics
  • Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • Epicureans and Stoics
  • Philosophies and Religions of the Roman Empire
  • A Brief History of Judaism
  • Christianity in the Roman Empire
  • Early Christianity and Accompanying Heresies
  • The Fall of Rome-The Rise of Islam
  • Early Chinese and Indian History
  • Why Did Psychology Not Begin in China?
  • The Middle Ages
  • Frances Bacon and the Galileo Affair
  • The Beginnings of Modern Philosophy
  • Rene Descartes
  • Epistomology – The Search for Knowledge
  • The Enlightenment – Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke
  • The Enlightenment – Berkeley, Leibniz; Bayle
  • Metaphysics – Mind-Body Problem
  • Ethics and Moralities
  • Hume and Kant
  • Early Medicine and Physiology
  • The Romantic Philosophers – Rousseau, Goethe and Schopenhauer
  • BONUS – A Dangerous Method
  • Charles Darwin and Evolution
  • Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology
  • The Romantic Philosophers – Rousseau, Goethe, Schopenhauer
  • The Romantic Philosophers – Kierkegaard; Nietzsche
  • BONUS – The Quotable Nietzsche
  • The Beginnings of Psychology – Associationism
  • The Beginnings of Psychology – Psychophysics
  • Electricity and Physiology
  • Beginnings of Psychology – The Brain as Organ of the Mind
  • Beginnings of Psychology – Studies of the Brain
  • BONUS – Free Will & Determinism
  • A Brief History of Intelligence Testing
  • Wilhelm Wundt and Voluntarism
  • William James and Functionalism

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