A History of Psychology in Letters / Edition 2

A History of Psychology in Letters / Edition 2

by Ludy T. Benjamin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405126116

ISBN-13: 9781405126113

Pub. Date: 01/17/2006

Publisher: Wiley

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 17th century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the 19th century Brown v. Board decision, this

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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 17th century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the 19th century Brown v. Board decision, this book illustrates the history of the psychology in a direct, engaging manner.

  • Uses primary source materials to provide students with a unique view of the story of psychology.
  • Features an introduction to historiography, focusing on how historians use manuscript collections in their work.
  • Includes chapter-opening material that explains the historical context, brief annotations to help clarify the content, and an epilogue that concludes these important stories in psychology.
  • The second edition adds new annotations by Benjamin, giving greater life and dimension to the learning about the people and ideas that have influenced the development of psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405126113
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
839,709
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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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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