Psychology and the National Institute of Mental Health: A Historical Analysis of Science, Practice, and Policy

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $30.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $30.00   
  • New (1) from $64.35   
  • Used (3) from $30.00   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


This edited book is based on interviews with those psychologists involved in the creation and early years of NIMH. It will provide insights into the remarkable expansion of psychology since World War II and illuminate the role of the government in shaping the lives and practices of its citizens through its funding of research, training, and service.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This is a historic, realistic, and informative look into the National Institute of Mental Health. The book delves into the practices and policies of the NIMH from its humble beginnings to its monumental moments.
Purpose: The purpose is to focus in on the issues of mental health policy, support of research through the extensive grants programs, training for research and practice, and the expanded support of mental health services by the federal government. The book is truly a trip down memory lane in some chapters and overall gives the reader various perspectives from those active and retired about the roles psychologists played at the NIMH. These are worthy objectives as they tell a vastly interesting story and make up part of the history of psychology.
Audience: Psychologists and academics will enjoy this book. This would also be a great "breather" book or supplement to a traditionally dry course on Systems and Theories. The book could stand alone for a course or seminar on the history of psychology. The editors and contributors are well-respected and notable members in the field.
Features: The chapters cover a great deal of information but are realistically limited by space. Two notable chapters include Chapter 2 by Schneider who reflects on his time at the NIMH and Chapter 11 by Albee who discusses the prevention of mental disorders through the years. The book is both subjective and objective, is a refreshing change of pace and highly appropriate for this topic.
Assessment: A poignant and proud addition to the field of psychology, this is a book that we, as psychologists and clinicians, can feel proud of and reflect warmly upon.

4 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591471646
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction and historical overview 1
Ch. 1 Science, practice, and policy : an introduction to the history of psychology and the National Institute of Mental Health 3
Ch. 2 Reflections on psychology and the National Institute of Mental Health 17
II NIMH support of psychological science 29
Ch. 3 Comparative psychology : a case study of development of support for basic research by a federal agency with an applied mission, 1948-1963 31
Ch. 4 The research grants program of the National Institute of Mental Health and the golden age of American academic psychology 61
Ch. 5 Psychotherapy research and the National Institute of Mental Health, 1948-1980 113
III Training psychologists for science and practice 151
Ch. 6 The historical context for National Institute of Mental Health support of American psychological association training and accreditation efforts 153
Ch. 7 Creating a profession : the National Institute of Mental Health and the training of psychologists, 1946-1954 181
IV Psychologists on site : practice and community 209
Ch. 8 Services at the National Institute of Mental Health's mental health study center of Prince George's County, Maryland 211
Ch. 9 The National Institute of Mental Health and the founding of the field of community psychology 233
Ch. 10 National mental health policy and the community mental health centers, 1963-1981 261
Ch. 11 Prevention of mental disorders 295
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)