A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research / Edition 3by Ludy T. Benjamin Jr.
Pub. Date: 07/08/2008
The third edition of A History of Psychology is a highly readable compendium of primary source writings from the founders of psychology and works by more contemporary historians. The revised reader includes 17 new articles, 10 of which were written after 2000. Coverage is universal and global – from Locke, Wundt and Skinner to modern scholars such as/i>
The third edition of A History of Psychology is a highly readable compendium of primary source writings from the founders of psychology and works by more contemporary historians. The revised reader includes 17 new articles, 10 of which were written after 2000. Coverage is universal and global – from Locke, Wundt and Skinner to modern scholars such as Henning Schmidgen, Sir Frederic C. Bartlett and George Mandler.
- Introduces students to the philosophy and methods of historical research and writing, linking primary source readings with contemporary articles
- Covers Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and historical treatments of race and gender
- Promotes History of Psychology as an active research specialty
- A perfect compliment to Benjamin's Brief History of Modern Psychology
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Table of Contents
New to the Third Edition.
1 Historiography – Asking and Answering Historical Questions.
2 Philosophical and Physiological Roots of Modern Psychology.
On Simple and Complex Ideas: John Locke (1690).
Tabula Rasa – Its Origins and Implications: Nicholas Petryszak (1981).
A System of Logic: John Stuart Mill (1843).
On the Speech Center: Paul Broca (1861).
Cortical Localization and Cerebral Dominance: The Work of Paul Broca: Stanley Finger (1994).
3 Wilhelm Wundt and the Founding of Scientific Psychology.
Psychical Elements and Compounds: Wilhelm Wundt (1896).
A Reappraisal of Wilhelm Wundt: Arthur L. Blumenthal (1975).
Wundt as Chemist? A Fresh Look at his Practice and Theory of Experimentation: Henning Schmidgen (2003).
4 Origins of Scientific Psychology in America.
The Stream of Thought: William James (1890).
William James and the Art of Human Understanding: David E. Leary (1992).
Tests of the Senses and Faculties: James McKeen Cattell (1893).
James McKeen Cattell and the Failure of Anthropometric Mental Testing, 1890–1901: Michael M. Sokal (1982).
The Psychology Laboratory at the Turn of the 20th Century: Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. (2000).
Psychological Instruments at the Turn of the Century: Rand B. Evans (2000).
5 Structuralism and Functionalism.
The Method and Scope of Psychology: Edward Bradford Titchener (1910).
The Mistaken Mirror: On Wundt’s and Titchener’s Psychologies: Thomas H. Leahey (1981).
The Province of Functional Psychology: James Rowland Angell (1907).
Functionalism, Darwinism, and the Psychology of Women: A Study in Social Myth: Stephanie A. Shields (1975).
6 Birth of the New Applied Psychology.
Clinical Psychology: Lightner Witmer (1907).
The Clinical Psychology of Lightner Witmer: A Case Study of Institutional Innovation and Intellectual Change: John M. O’Donnell (1979).
Tentative Suggestions for the Certification of Practicing Psychologists: Leta S. Hollingworth (1918).
Practicing School Psychology: A Turn-of-the-Century Perspective: Thomas K. Fagan (2000).
The Influence of Caffein on Mental and Motor Efficiency: Harry Hollingworth (1912).
Coca-Cola, Caffeine, and Mental Deficiency: Harry S. Hollingworth and the Chattanooga Trial of 1911: Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., Anne Rogers, and Angela Rosenbaum (1991).
The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud (1910).
The Return of the Repressed: Psychology’s Problematic Relations with Psychoanalysis, 1909–1960: Gail A. Hornstein (1992).
Snapshots of Freud in America, 1899–1999: Raymond E. Fancher (2000).
8 Behaviorism and Neobehaviorism.
Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It: John B. Watson (1913).
Struggle for Scientific Authority: The Reception of Watson’s Behaviorism, 1913–1920: Franz Samelson (1981).
A System of Behavior: B. F. Skinner (1938).
B. F. Skinner’s Technology of Behavior in American Life: From Consumer Culture to Counterculture: Alexandra Rutherford (2003).
9 The New Profession of Psychology.
Professional Training in the Light of a Changing Science and Society (excerpt from the Boulder Report): Victor Raimy (1950).
The Affirmation of the Scientist–Practitioner: A Look Back at Boulder: David Baker and Ludy Benjamin, Jr. (2000).
The Boulder Model’s Fatal Flaw: George W. Albee (2000).
The Boulder Model: A Dream Deferred – Or Lost?: Peter E. Nathan (2000).
The Scientist–Practitioner Model: Gandhi Was Right Again: George Stricker (2000).
10 A Psychology of Social Change: Race and Gender.
The Effects of Segregation and the Consequences of Desegregation: A Social Science Statement: Kenneth B. Clark, Isidor Chein, and Stuart W. Cook (1952).
Kenneth B. Clark in the Patterns of American Culture: Ben Keppel (2002).
The Mental Traits of Sex: Helen Bradford Thompson [Woolley] (1903).
Social Devices for Impelling Women to Bear and Rear Children: Leta S. Hollingworth (1916).
he First Generation of Women Psychologists and the Psychology of Women: Katharine S. Milar (2000).
11 Cognitive Psychology.
Gestalt Theory: Max Wertheimer (1924).
A Theory of Remembering: Frederic C. Bartlett (1932).
Origins of the Cognitive (R)evolution: George Mandler (2002).
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