A History of Psychology. Original Sources and Contemporary Research. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 4433533
  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A History of Psychology is a unique collection of readings that exposes students to primary source writings from key figures in the history of psychology (e.g., Locke, James, Watson, Leta Hollingworth) and to some of the best contemporary scholarship by active historians (e.g., Sokal, Leary, Milar, Fancher, Hornstein). With introductions written by Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., a leading historian in the field, this book also provides students with an understanding of the philosophy and methods of historiography.

In the Third Edition, the author directly links the primary source readings with the contemporary research articles so that the two tell a complete and engaging story.

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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).

7 Psychoanalysis.

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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"Ludy Benjamin has organized a superb collection of readings for the history of psychology, blending outstanding and accessible selections from great authors of the past with excellent historical essays by contemporary researchers. This volume will make an excellent book for any history of psychology course."Henry L. Roediger, III, Washington University in St. Louis

"By allowing psychology′s pioneers to speak in their own voices, supplemented by historical analysis and his own introductions, Ludy Benjamin brings psychology′s history alive. By so doing, Benjamin, a great historian of psychology, illuminates yesterday′s great ideas and their reach into today′s psychological science." David Myers, Hope College

If the history of psychology sounds dry and dull, then you have not yet read the 3rd edition of Ludy Benjamin s edited book. It is a mix of original writing by psychology s greatest thinkers and commentary by contemporary psychologists. History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research is fascinating reading for anyone who wants to understand the development of topics as diverse as Freudian notion of repression and application of learning theory to education. Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College, 2004 President of the American Psychological Association

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