A History of Psychology in Letters

A History of Psychology in Letters


264 Pages


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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Published 04 February 2009
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EAN13 9781405150330
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Language English

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Preface Credits
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Reading Other People’s Mail: The Joys of Historical Research
John Locke as Child Psychologist
On the Origin of Species
: Darwin’s Crisis of 1858
John Stuart Mill and the Subjection of Women
An American in Leipzig
The Struggle for Psychology Laboratories
William James and Psychical Research
Hugo Münsterberg and the Psychology of Law
A Woman’s Struggles for Graduate Education
Titchener’s Experimentalists: No Women Allowed
Coming to America: Freud and Jung
The Behaviorism of John B. Watson
Nazi Germany and the Migration of Gestalt Psychology
A Social Agenda for American Psychology
B. F. Skinner’s Heir Conditioner Kenneth B. Clark and theBrown v. BoardDecision
References Index
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1 15 27 41 55 69 81 95 113 125 139 153 169 183 197 213
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