Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology / Edition 2

Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology / Edition 2

by Robert V. Guthrie
     
 

Racism in psychological treatment is still happening today!
-- This subject affects everyone in our society. It is of particularl interest to psychologists, family therapists, sociologists, social workers, and members of the legal profession.
-- Diversity is the topic at this year's American Psychological Association (APA) convention held in Chicago in… See more details below

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Racism in psychological treatment is still happening today!
-- This subject affects everyone in our society. It is of particularl interest to psychologists, family therapists, sociologists, social workers, and members of the legal profession.
-- Diversity is the topic at this year's American Psychological Association (APA) convention held in Chicago in mid-August.
-- Discover why the concerns of psychologists who questioned biased research were ignored, and learn about the hardships faced by minority psychologists.

The first edition of this book broke new ground. This new edition continues to address the question of racial and other biases in psychology. This controversial book brings to light some of the more bizarre turns the study of human differences has taken. Studies which supported Black inferiority were immediately accepted while studies which questioned white superiority were pushed aside. Youill find: how the Europeans and Africans viewed each other and how these attitudes influenced European and American ideas for centuries; why the concerns of psychologists who questioned biased research were ignored; how racist psychological arguments were used to show why desegregation wouldnit work; the often-overlooked contributions of minority psychologists to the field, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205149933
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

All chapters close with "Notes."

I. PSYCHOLOGY AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES.

1. "The Noble Savage" and Science.
Religious Views.
Philosophical and Scientific Views.
The Noble Savage View.
Skin Color Measurement.
Hair Texture Measurements.
Measuring Hair Color.
Measuring Thickness of Lips.
Anthropometry and Blacks.
Defining Racial Differences.
Classification of Black-White mixtures.
Cultural Anthropologists.
Early Black Anthropologists.
"No Scientific Basis for Discrimination."

2. Brass Instruments and Dark Skins.
Ethnical Psychology.
Racial Designations.
Literary and Philosophical Biases.
Nativism: Themes of Racial Differences.
American Psychology and Racial Investigations.
Archives of Psychology and Racial Studies.

3. Psychometric Scientism.
How Significant are Significant Differences?
Mental Tests.
Stanford-Binet Revisions.
Lewis Terman.
Black-White Mental Testing.
Children to Adult and Individual to Mass Testing.
Postwar Psychological Measurements.
The United States Indian Schools.
Mexican Americans and IQ Testing.
The Mulatto Hypotheses.
Reactions of Black Scholars and Communities.
Black Graduate Students Respond.
Intelligence Testing and the Courts.
Wechsler-Bellevue Scale.
Personality Testing of Minority Groups.
Race Studies and Anti-Semitism.

4. Psychology and Race.
Suspicious Statistical Shenanigans.
White Rats and Mazes.
Psychology and Eugenics.
Carnegie Station for Experimental Evolution.
Applied Eugenics and Euthenics.
Findings of the Research Committee.
SterilizationLaws.
"Degenerate" Families.
Eurocentrism: Cycle of Scientific Racism.
The Pioneer Fund.
Black Americans and Psychology.

II. PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGISTS.

5. Psychology of Survival and Education.
The Psychology of Survival.
Identification with the Slave Master.
Flight and Escape Reactions.
Aggressive Reactions.
The Emergence of Black Colleges.
Teaching Psychology in Black Colleges: Similarities, Not Differences.
Library and Research Facilities in Black Colleges.

6. Black Psychologists: Training, Employment, and Organizations.
Philanthropic Foundations.
Employment in the Black College.
Black Psychologists Organize.
Toward a Black Psychology.
Toward Traditional Psychology.

7. Production of Black Psychologists in America.

8. Francis Cecil Sumner: Father of Black American Psychologists.

III. CONCLUSION.

9. The Past is Prologue.
The Myth of Mental Measurement.
Psychology and Politics.
Old Wine, New Bottles.
The Bell Curve: 'Round and 'Round We Go.

Appendices.

Bibliography.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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