A fresh look at the history of psychology placed in its social,political, and cultural contexts
A History of Modern Psychology in Context presents thehistory of modern psychology in the richness of its many contexts.The authors resist the traditional storylines of great achievementsby eminent people, or schools of thought that rise and fall in thewake of scientific progress. Instead, psychology is portrayed as anetwork of scientific and professional practices embedded inspecific temporal, social, political, and cultural contexts. Thenarrative is informed by three key concepts—indigenization,reflexivity, and social constructionism—and by thefascinating interplay between disciplinary Psychology and everydaypsychology.
The authors complicate the notion of who is at the center andwho is at the periphery of the history of psychology by bringing inactors and events that are often overlooked in traditionalaccounts. They also highlight how the reflexive nature ofPsychology—a science produced both by and abouthumans—accords history a prominent place in understanding thediscipline and the theories it generates.
Throughout the text, the authors show how Psychology andpsychologists are embedded in cultures that indelibly shape how thediscipline is defined and practiced, the kind of knowledge itcreates, and how this knowledge is received. The text also movesbeyond an exclusive focus on the development of North American andEuropean psychologies to explore the development of psychologies inother indigenous contexts, especially from the mid-20th-centuryonward.
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About the Author
Wade E. Pickren, PhD, is the Historian of the AmericanPsychological Association. For eight years, Wade was both APAHistorian and Director of Archives. He is currently on thepsychology faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto and continuesto serve as APA Historian.
Alexandra Rutherford, PhD, is Associate Professor ofpsychology in the History and Theory of Psychology Graduate Programat York University. She is the official historian of the Societyfor the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the Heritage Chairof the Society for the Psychology of Women.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 ORIGINS OF A SCIENCE OF MIND 3
CHAPTER 2 EVERYDAY LIFE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PRACTICES 24
CHAPTER 3 SUBJECT MATTER, METHODS, AND THE MAKING OF A NEW SCIENCE 42
CHAPTER 4 FROM PERIPHERY TO CENTER: CREATING AN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY 71
CHAPTER 5 THE PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY AT THE INTERFACEWITH MEDICINE 94
CHAPTER 6 PSYCHOLOGISTS AS TESTERS: APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY, ORDERING SOCIETY 118
CHAPTER 7 AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND PRACTICE BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS 148
CHAPTER 8 PSYCHOLOGY IN EUROPE BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS 178
CHAPTER 9 THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY 208
CHAPTER 10 INTERNATIONALIZATION AND INDIGENIZATION OF PSYCHOLOGY AFTERWORLD WAR II 238
CHAPTER 11 FEMINISM AND AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF GENDER 262
CHAPTER 12 INCLUSIVENESS, IDENTITY, AND CONFLICT IN LATE 20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY 288
CHAPTER 13 BRAIN, BEHAVIOR, AND COGNITION SINCE 1945 310