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.
- Uses primary source materials to provide students with a unique view of the story of psychology.
- Features an introduction to historiography, focusing on how historians use manuscript collections in their work.
- Includes chapter-opening material that explains the historical context, brief annotations to help clarify the content, and an epilogue that concludes these important stories in psychology.
- The second edition adds new annotations by Benjamin, giving greater life and dimension to the learning about the people and ideas that have influenced the development of psychology.
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About the Author
Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. is Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and is holder of the Glasscock Professorship and a Presidential Professorship in Teaching Excellence. His numerous publications include From Séance to Science: A History of the Profession of Psychology in America (with David Baker, 2004), A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research (edited, second edition 1997), and A Brief History of Modern Psychology (forthcoming from Blackwell).
Table of Contents
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.