Constructing Scientific Psychology: Karl Lashley's Mind-Brain Debates

Constructing Scientific Psychology: Karl Lashley's Mind-Brain Debates

by Nadine M. Weidman
     
 

Constructing Scientific Psychology is the first full-scale interpretation of the life and work of the major American neuropsychologist Karl Lashley that sets Lashley's creation of a laboratory-centered, decisively materialistic science of brain and behavior in its scientific and social contexts. The book places Lashley's neuropsychology at the heart of two… See more details below

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Constructing Scientific Psychology is the first full-scale interpretation of the life and work of the major American neuropsychologist Karl Lashley that sets Lashley's creation of a laboratory-centered, decisively materialistic science of brain and behavior in its scientific and social contexts. The book places Lashley's neuropsychology at the heart of two controversies that polarized the sciences of mind and brain in the U.S. in the first half of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027779
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Lashley and Jennings: The origins of a hereditarian17
2Lashley, Watson, and the meaning of behaviorism32
3The pursuit of a neutral science48
4Neuropsychology and hereditarianism71
5Psychobiology and Progressivism84
6Psychobiology and its discontents: The Lashley-Herrick debate105
7Hull and psychology as a social science119
8Intelligence testing and thinking machines: The Lashley-Hull debate128
9Pure psychology143
10Public science and private life160
11Genetics, race biology, and depoliticization176
Epilogue: Lashley and American neuropsychology187
AppArchives holding Lashley material193
Bibliography195
Index213

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