A History of Psychology in Letters / Edition 2

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Overview

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 20th century Brown v. Board decision, this book illustrates the history of 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 a unique view of the story of psychology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405126113
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/17/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

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).

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Table of Contents

1 Reading other people's mail : the joys of historical research 1
2 John Locke as child psychologist 15
3 On the origin of species : Darwin's crisis of 1858 27
4 John Stuart Mill and the subjection of women 41
5 An American in Leipzig 55
6 The struggle for psychology laboratories 69
7 William James and psychical research 81
8 Hugo Munsterberg and the psychology of law 95
9 A woman's struggles for graduate education 113
10 Titchener's experimentalists : no women allowed 125
11 Coming to America : Freud and Jung 139
12 The behaviorism of John B. Watson 153
13 Nazi Germany and the migration of Gestalt psychology 169
14 A social agenda for American psychology 183
15 B. F. Skinner's heir conditioner 197
16 Kenneth B. Clark and the Brown v. Board decision 213
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