Rebels within the Ranks: Psychologists' Critique of Scientific Authority and Democratic Realities in New Deal America / Edition 1

Rebels within the Ranks: Psychologists' Critique of Scientific Authority and Democratic Realities in New Deal America / Edition 1

by Katherine Pandora
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521524946

ISBN-13: 9780521524940

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the work of social and personality psychologists who, in the 1930s, criticized the increasingly restrictive vision of scientific life being promoted by neobehaviorist social scientists. This critique has been overlooked by historians who have concentrated on the rise of neobehaviorism, rather than the challenges advanced by such "rebels within

Overview

This book examines the work of social and personality psychologists who, in the 1930s, criticized the increasingly restrictive vision of scientific life being promoted by neobehaviorist social scientists. This critique has been overlooked by historians who have concentrated on the rise of neobehaviorism, rather than the challenges advanced by such "rebels within the ranks" as Gordon Allport, Gardner Murphy, and Lois Barclay Murphy. All three contributed to ongoing public and professional debates about democracy and the authority of scientific knowledge in New Deal America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521524940
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology Series
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Deep Context of Dissent: Jamesian Philosophy and Social Gospel Theology; 2. Challenging the Rule of the Game; 3. Defying the Law of Averages: Constructing a Science of Individuality; 4. The Pursuit of 'Impure' Science: Constructing a Science of Social Life; 5. Natural History and Psychological Habitats; 6. Exploratory Relativism and Patterns of Possibility; Conclusions; Endnotes.

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