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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.
1. Reading Other People’s Mail: The Joys of Historical Research.
2. John Locke as Child Psychologist.
3. On the Origin of Species: Darwin’s Crisis of 1858.
4. John Stuart Mill and the Subjection of Women.
5. An American in Leipzig.
6. The Struggle for Psychology Laboratories.
7. William James and Psychical Research.
8. Hugo Münsterberg and the Psychology of Law.
9. A Woman's Struggles for Graduate Education.
10. Titchener's Experimentalists: No Women Allowed.
11. Coming to America: Freud and Jung.
12. The Behaviorism of John B. Watson.
13. Nazi Germany and the Migration of Gestalt Psychology.
14. A Social Agenda for American Psychology.
15. B. F. Skinner’s Heir Conditioner.
16. Kenneth B. Clark and the Brown v. Board Decision.