A History of Psychology in Letters / Edition 2

A History of Psychology in Letters / Edition 2

by Ludy T. Benjamin
     
 

The private thoughts, emotions, hopes, and frustrations contained in this collection of letters written by key figures in psychology provide rich insight into the development of the field. From John Locke writing parenting advice in seventeenth century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the nineteenth century Brown v.

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The private thoughts, emotions, hopes, and frustrations contained in this collection of letters written by key figures in psychology provide rich insight into the development of the field. From John Locke writing parenting advice in seventeenth century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the nineteenth century Brown v. Board decision, this book illustrates the history of the psychology in a direct, engaging manner. Using primary source materials such as letters and journal entries, Ludy Benjamin, one of the leading historians in the field, provides students with a unique view of the story of psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405126113
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Meet the Author

Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. is Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and is holder of the Glasscock Professorship and a Presidential Professorship in Teaching Excellence. His numerous publications include From Séance to Science: A History of the Profession of Psychology in America (with David Baker, 2004), A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research (edited, second edition 1997), and A Brief History of Modern Psychology (forthcoming from Blackwell).

Table of Contents

1Reading other people's mail : the joys of historical research1
2John Locke as child psychologist15
3On the origin of species : Darwin's crisis of 185827
4John Stuart Mill and the subjection of women41
5An American in Leipzig55
6The struggle for psychology laboratories69
7William James and psychical research81
8Hugo Munsterberg and the psychology of law95
9A woman's struggles for graduate education113
10Titchener's experimentalists : no women allowed125
11Coming to America : Freud and Jung139
12The behaviorism of John B. Watson153
13Nazi Germany and the migration of Gestalt psychology169
14A social agenda for American psychology183
15B. F. Skinner's heir conditioner197
16Kenneth B. Clark and the Brown v. Board decision213

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