Evolving Perspectives on the History of Psychology / Edition 1

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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)
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
I Methods of Historical Inquiry
Ch. 1 History Without the Past 15
Ch. 2 Epistemological Debates, Feminist Voices: Science, Social Values, and the Study of Women 21
Ch. 3 The Crisis of Experimentalism in the 1920s: E. G. Boring and His Uses of History 45
II Establishing the Discipline of Psychology
Ch. 4 A Reappraisal of Wilhelm Wundt 65
Ch. 5 Contributions of American Mental Philosophers to Psychology in the United States 79
Ch. 6 William James and the Art of Human Understanding 101
Ch. 7 Testing the Limits of Sense and Science: American Experimental Psychologists Combat Spiritualism, 1880-1920 121
Ch. 8 Origins and Early Years of the American Psychological Association, 1890-1906 141
Ch. 9 The Origins of the Psychological Experiment as a Social Institution 169
III Psychology as a Natural Science
Ch. 10 The Mythical Revolutions of American Psychology 191
Ch. 11 From Machine to the Ghost Within: Pavlov's Transition From Digestive Physiology to Conditional Reflexes 217
Ch. 12 Whatever Happened to Little Albert? 237
Ch. 13 On Prediction and Control: B. F. Skinner and the Technological Ideal of Science 255
IV Psychology as a Social and Behavioral Science
Ch. 14 G. Stanley Hall: From Philosophy to Developmental Psychology 279
Ch. 15 The Mental Testing Community and Validity: A Prehistory 303
Ch. 16 Gordon Allport, Character, and the "Culture of Personality" 325
V Psychology Between the World Wars
Ch. 17 Unemployment, Politics, and the History of Organized Psychology 353
Ch. 18 Organized Industrial Psychology before Division 14: The ACP and the AAAP 369
Ch. 19 Cultural Contexts and Scientific Change in Psychology: Kurt Lewin in Iowa 385
Ch. 20 On Publishing Controversy: Norman R. F. Maier and the Genesis of Seizures 407
VI The Practices of Psychology
Ch. 21 Clinical Psychology Seen Some 50 Years Later 433
Ch. 22 An Asocial Psychology and a Misdirected Clinical Psychology 453
Ch. 23 The Return of the Repressed: Psychology's Problematic Relations With Psychoanalysis, 1909-1960 471
VII Psychology in the Public Interest
Ch. 24 Assessing Psychology's Moral Heritage Through Our Neglected Utopias 499
Ch. 25 Placing Women in the History of Psychology: The First American Women Psychologists 527
Ch. 26 "The Defects of His Race": E. G. Boring and Antisemitism in American Psychology, 1923-1953 545
Ch. 27 Recontextualizing Kenneth B. Clark: An Afrocentric Perspective on the Paradoxical Legacy of a Model Psychologist-Activist 575
About the Editors 607
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