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From The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis
As a scientific term, this was used by Jung to describe the core concept of his psychological theory.
From Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought
The idea of mesmerism was the invention of Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 - 1815). In his medical doctoral dissertation on the effects of the planets on human behaviour, he put forward the idea of animal gravitation: the force, he claimed, which was responsible for planetary influence on human actions.
From The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science
Phrenology, now an outmoded theory of personality, originated with the speculations of the physician-anatomist Franz Joseph Gall (1758–1828).
From The Columbia Encyclopedia
According to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined human health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm.
- Bedlam (form of ‘bethlem’, a contraction of ‘Bethlehem’)
From Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Originally, a lunatic asylum or madhouse, and hence a place of hubbub and confusion. The priory of St Mary of Bethlehem outside Bishopsgate, London, was founded in 1247 and began to receive lunatics in 1377.
- Key Dates in Psychology, 1846-1992
From The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide
1846 E H Weber reports on his pioneering quantitative investigations of touch in On Touch and Common Sensibility...
- Psychology in the Ancient World
From Science in the Ancient World: An Encyclopedia
One of the greatest accomplishments of ancient science was the discovery of the human psyche. Psychology, the study of the psyche (soul), was largely brought about by Greek philosophers...
- Psychology in the Early Twentieth Century
From Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia
Modern psychology was born in the late nineteenth century with efforts to turn it from a philosophical pursuit into a rigorous scientific discipline.