Evolving Perspectives on the History of Psychology / Edition 1

Evolving Perspectives on the History of Psychology / Edition 1

by Wade E. Pickren
     
 

Twenty-seven chapters represent an historical approach to the discipline of psychology and together outline the development of the field. The book describes the founding of the discipline, its development as a natural science and then as a social and behavioral science, and contemporary practices. Psychological practices are situated in the larger social, cultural,… See more details below

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Twenty-seven chapters represent an historical approach to the discipline of psychology and together outline the development of the field. The book describes the founding of the discipline, its development as a natural science and then as a social and behavioral science, and contemporary practices. Psychological practices are situated in the larger social, cultural, and political history, and related to unemployment, gender relations, anti-Semitism, and civil rights. The methods of historical inquiry are also discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557988829
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction3
IMethods of Historical Inquiry
Ch. 1History Without the Past15
Ch. 2Epistemological Debates, Feminist Voices: Science, Social Values, and the Study of Women21
Ch. 3The Crisis of Experimentalism in the 1920s: E. G. Boring and His Uses of History45
IIEstablishing the Discipline of Psychology
Ch. 4A Reappraisal of Wilhelm Wundt65
Ch. 5Contributions of American Mental Philosophers to Psychology in the United States79
Ch. 6William James and the Art of Human Understanding101
Ch. 7Testing the Limits of Sense and Science: American Experimental Psychologists Combat Spiritualism, 1880-1920121
Ch. 8Origins and Early Years of the American Psychological Association, 1890-1906141
Ch. 9The Origins of the Psychological Experiment as a Social Institution169
IIIPsychology as a Natural Science
Ch. 10The Mythical Revolutions of American Psychology191
Ch. 11From Machine to the Ghost Within: Pavlov's Transition From Digestive Physiology to Conditional Reflexes217
Ch. 12Whatever Happened to Little Albert?237
Ch. 13On Prediction and Control: B. F. Skinner and the Technological Ideal of Science255
IVPsychology as a Social and Behavioral Science
Ch. 14G. Stanley Hall: From Philosophy to Developmental Psychology279
Ch. 15The Mental Testing Community and Validity: A Prehistory303
Ch. 16Gordon Allport, Character, and the "Culture of Personality"325
VPsychology Between the World Wars
Ch. 17Unemployment, Politics, and the History of Organized Psychology353
Ch. 18Organized Industrial Psychology before Division 14: The ACP and the AAAP369
Ch. 19Cultural Contexts and Scientific Change in Psychology: Kurt Lewin in Iowa385
Ch. 20On Publishing Controversy: Norman R. F. Maier and the Genesis of Seizures407
VIThe Practices of Psychology
Ch. 21Clinical Psychology Seen Some 50 Years Later433
Ch. 22An Asocial Psychology and a Misdirected Clinical Psychology453
Ch. 23The Return of the Repressed: Psychology's Problematic Relations With Psychoanalysis, 1909-1960471
VIIPsychology in the Public Interest
Ch. 24Assessing Psychology's Moral Heritage Through Our Neglected Utopias499
Ch. 25Placing Women in the History of Psychology: The First American Women Psychologists527
Ch. 26"The Defects of His Race": E. G. Boring and Antisemitism in American Psychology, 1923-1953545
Ch. 27Recontextualizing Kenneth B. Clark: An Afrocentric Perspective on the Paradoxical Legacy of a Model Psychologist-Activist575
About the Editors607

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