The latest in the series Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology, Volume VI pays tribute to several big names in psychology, such as Abraham Maslow, Henry Murray, Edmund Clark Sanford, James McKeen Cattell, Robert Woodworth, and Nobel Prize winner Niko Tinbergen, and some perhaps lesser known luminaries who nonetheless made significant contributions to the field. Among the many inspiring accounts is that of the challenges faced by Kenneth Clark, the first African American president of the American Psychological Association, whose scholarly work on racial prejudice and efforts to unite social science and social activism helped lay the groundwork for the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation in the schools.
Through this collection of 17 biographies emerges a sense of excitement and of the often challenging work that shaped research and practice across a range of fields, including clinical and counseling psychology, child psychology, individual differences, comparative psychology, emotions, experimental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and sport psychology.
The chapters, compellingly written by individuals who have contributed significantly to the field the history of psychology, will capture the interest of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members in psychology, and scholars in related fields. A unique feature of this volume is a complete list of the subjects and authors covered in the entire series, with descriptors to enable instructors to easily find relevant chapters to supplement their courses in substantive areas of psychology.
Copublished by American Psychological Association and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.