Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology.

By: Kimble, Gregory AContributor(s): Wertheimer, Michael | White, Charlotte LMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (395 p.)ISBN: 9781317783954Subject(s): Cognitive psychology -- History | Mentally ill -- Biography | Psychologists -- Biography | Psychology -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Portraits of Pioneers in PsychologyDDC classification: 150.922 LOC classification: BF109.A1 .K67 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Portraits of the Authors and Editors; 1 A Trans-Time Visit with Francis Galton; 2 William James: Spoiled Child of American Psychology; 3 The Spirit of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov; 4 Freud: 3 Contributions; 5 From ""Paired Associates"" to a Psychology of Self: The Intellectual Odyssey of Mary Whiton Calkins; 6 The Intrepid Joseph Jastrow; 7 E. B. Titchener on Scientific Psychology and Technology; 8 Continuity for Women: Ethel Puffer's Struggle; 9 Harvey Carr and Chicago Functionalism: A Simulated Interview
10 Edward L. Thorndike: A Professional and Personal Appreciation11 C. G. Jung: The Man and His Work, Then and Now; 12 Perspectives on John B. Watson; 13 Max Wertheimer: Modern Cognitive Psychology and the Gestalt Problem; 14 Psychology from the Standpoint of a Mechanist: An Appreciation of Clark L. Hull; 15 Edward Chace Tolman: A Life of Scientific and Social Purpose; 16 Leta Stetter Hollingworth: ""Literature of Opinion"" and the Study of Individual Differences; 17 Natural Wholes: Wolfgang Köhler and Gestalt Theory
18 General Anthroponomy and Its Systematic Problems: A Tribute to Walter S. Hunter19 Systems as Reconceptualizations: The Work of Edna Heidbreder; 20 Integrations of Lashley; 21 Harry Stack Sullivan: The Clinician and the Man; 22 Robert Choate Tryon: Pioneer in Differential Psychology; Index
Summary: This book presents a series of informal biographies about major figures in the history of psychology. A unique combination of expertise and human appeal, the volume places the contributions of each pioneer in a new and fascinating perspective. For instance, several of the authors use the novel approach of having the pioneers return to the present day to reflect back on their work as it relates to the here and now. Revisions of speeches given in a popular series of invited addresses at psychological conventions, the chapters offer appealing glimpses into the lives of individuals who made a diff
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Portraits of the Authors and Editors; 1 A Trans-Time Visit with Francis Galton; 2 William James: Spoiled Child of American Psychology; 3 The Spirit of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov; 4 Freud: 3 Contributions; 5 From ""Paired Associates"" to a Psychology of Self: The Intellectual Odyssey of Mary Whiton Calkins; 6 The Intrepid Joseph Jastrow; 7 E. B. Titchener on Scientific Psychology and Technology; 8 Continuity for Women: Ethel Puffer's Struggle; 9 Harvey Carr and Chicago Functionalism: A Simulated Interview

10 Edward L. Thorndike: A Professional and Personal Appreciation11 C. G. Jung: The Man and His Work, Then and Now; 12 Perspectives on John B. Watson; 13 Max Wertheimer: Modern Cognitive Psychology and the Gestalt Problem; 14 Psychology from the Standpoint of a Mechanist: An Appreciation of Clark L. Hull; 15 Edward Chace Tolman: A Life of Scientific and Social Purpose; 16 Leta Stetter Hollingworth: ""Literature of Opinion"" and the Study of Individual Differences; 17 Natural Wholes: Wolfgang Köhler and Gestalt Theory

18 General Anthroponomy and Its Systematic Problems: A Tribute to Walter S. Hunter19 Systems as Reconceptualizations: The Work of Edna Heidbreder; 20 Integrations of Lashley; 21 Harry Stack Sullivan: The Clinician and the Man; 22 Robert Choate Tryon: Pioneer in Differential Psychology; Index

This book presents a series of informal biographies about major figures in the history of psychology. A unique combination of expertise and human appeal, the volume places the contributions of each pioneer in a new and fascinating perspective. For instance, several of the authors use the novel approach of having the pioneers return to the present day to reflect back on their work as it relates to the here and now. Revisions of speeches given in a popular series of invited addresses at psychological conventions, the chapters offer appealing glimpses into the lives of individuals who made a diff

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Presents the pioneering contributions to psychology of 22 men and women from an informal and personal perspective. All but one of these pioneers were born in the 19th century, and most became very influential in their field. The book contains a nice mix of approaches and styles. There are chapters on Freud, James, Hull, Watson, Calkins, Wertheimer, Lashley, Tolman, Heidbreder, and many others. There is, however, a certain arbitrariness in the selection of pioneers; for example, there is little on structuralism, though there is an interesting piece on Titchener. The quality of the chapters, written by experts in the field, is almost uniformly excellent. Many are entertaining and provide important insights into the thinking and personalities of the pioneers, while some concentrate on their lives, and others on their intellectual contributions. It is an interesting blend, but readers should not expect exhaustive analyses of the pioneers' work. An excellent volume for academic libraries with general psychology collections for advanced undergraduates and above.

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