Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology, Volume II

Pages: 351
Item #: 4317631
ISBN: 978-1-55798-345-9
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Copyright: 1996
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Over the past century, various men and women have forged psychology into a dynamic science, leaving behind a rich legacy of innovative research and theoretical perspectives. The volumes in the Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology series chronicle the lives of these giants in the field and outline their influences on psychology today. The first volume in this series concentrated on figures from the earliest days of psychology. This new volume also covers figures from this important era, but includes biographies of more recent psychologists as well. These portraits reintroduce readers to such well-known luminaries as Dorothea Dix, John Dewey, and Robert Yerkes, and introduces others whose influence may be better known than their names. Readers may be surprised to learn of the methodological sophistication of Dorothea Dix, or of the contributions of a little-known Hungarian emigre, Paul Schiller.

The aim of this book is to promote psychology's appreciation of these sometimes neglected giants in the field. Through the examination of these individuals, the readers will come to understand specific schools, fields, and perspectives in psychology, and will gain an appreciation of how psychology has evolved, in both methodology and focus, over the years.

There are 21 chapters in this edited volume, which is intended for undergraduates and graduates in psychology and for scholars in the history of psychology.

Copublished by American Psychological Association and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Table of Contents


Portraits of the Authors and Editors

  1. Gustav Theodor Fechner: A German Gelehrter
    —Helmut E. Adler
  2. Dorothea Dix: An Intellectual Conscience for Psychology
    —Wayne Viney
  3. Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov: Pioneer in Russian Reflexology
    —Gregory A. Kimble
  4. John Dewey: Psychologist, Philosopher, and Reformer
    —David F. Barone
  5. Lightner Witmer: Father of Clinical Psychology
    —Paul McReynolds
  6. William Stern: More Than "The IQ Guy"
    —James T. Lamiell
  7. Robert M. Yerkes: A Psychologist With a Plan
    —Donald A. Dewsbury
  8. Lillian Gilbreth: Tireless Advocate for a General Psychology
    —Robert Perloff and John L. Naman
  9. Harry Hollingworth: Portrait of a Generalist
    —Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
  10. Edwin Ray Guthrie: Pioneer Learning Theorist
    —Peter Prenzel-Guthrie
  11. Carl Murchison: Psychologist, Editor, and Entrepreneur
    —Dennis Thompson
  12. Edgar A. Doll: A Career of Research and Application
    —Eugene E. Doll
  13. Joseph Banks Rhine: A Daughter's Perspective
    —Sally Feather
  14. William Emet Blatz: A Canadian Pioneer
    —Mary J. Wright
  15. Barbara Stoddard Burks: Pioneer Behavioral Geneticist and Humanitarian
    —D. Brett King, Lizzi M. Montañez-Ramírez, and Michael Wertheimer
  16. Donald Olding Hebb: Returning the Nervous System to Psychology
    —Stephen E. Glickman
  17. James J. Gibson: Pioneer and Iconoclast
    —Edward S. Reed
  18. Clarence Graham: A Reminiscence
    —John Lott Brown
  19. Paul Harkai Schiller: The Influence of His Brief Career
    —Donald A. Dewsbury
  20. Silvan S. Tomkins: The Heart of the Matter
    —Irving E. Alexander
  21. Stanley Milgram: A Life of Inventiveness and Controversy
    —Thomas Blass