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Boring, Edwin Garrigues 1886-1968

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Works: 180 works in 611 publications in 4 languages and 14,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Biography  Textbooks  Book reviews 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BF1, 150.5
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A history of experimental psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
67 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American journal of psychology ( )
in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ProQuest electronic version of: The American journal of psychology. Supports browsing, searching, and printing of documents
A source book in the history of psychology by Richard J Herrnstein ( Book )
30 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary psychology ( )
in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sensation and perception in the history of experimental psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
24 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History, psychology, and science; selected papers by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
13 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
45 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally intended as a revision of the editors' Introduction to psychology, but the rearrangement and the new material added make this substantially a new work
The physical dimensions of consciousness by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
19 editions published between 1933 and 1963 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A History of psychology in autobiography by James Mark Baldwin ( Book )
30 editions published between 1930 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is an attempt to examine the history of psychology through autobiographies of some of the science's early theorists. The author of a recent history of psychology found that it was impossible to get important facts concerning the scientific development of certain individuals except from those individuals themselves. Since a science separated from its history lacks direction and promises a future of uncertain importance, it is a matter of consequence to those who wish to understand psychology for those individuals who have greatly influenced contemporary psychology to put into print as much of their personal histories as bears on their professional careers." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Elements of psychophysics by Gustav Theodor Fechner ( Book )
9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
25 editions published between 1939 and 1947 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In contemplating a revision of our Psychology: a Factual Textbook, we turned for criticisms and suggestions to the psychologists who were known to be using the book. Very soon it became evident, with their replies in hand for analysis, that something more than a revision would be necessary to satisfy the needs of many teachers. Our aim in this new text has been to respond to the temper of the times without losing the authority that comes with multiple authorship by experts, and equally without diminishing, we hope, the seriousness of the scientific approach to the problems of psychology. This new book is so much more than a revision of the old that we have given it a new title. In it we have turned the old book hind part to, beginning with the consideration of conduct and ending with the treatment of perception. The book is considerably enlarged, with some new chapters and some new collaborators. As was the case in the first book, these expert authors have formulated in the first instance the content of the chapters, but thereafter we as editors have freely exercised our right to alter their texts in the interests of unity in the whole." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology; a factual textbook by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
19 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Experimental psychology has reached the stage of maturity. There is a vast amount of well-substantiated fact which forms the foundation of the science, and we have felt that these facts should be presented to the young student of psychology in terms free from the bias of metaphysical presuppositions or of psychological systems. In short, our aim has been to present such a factual text as one should expect from a science. Accordingly, theoretical discussions have been to a great extent omitted and controversial points avoided. Our purpose has been to achieve, not a handbook encumbered with a mass of detailed information, dates, the names of investigators and the titles of monographs, but a generalized statement of fundamental facts in so far as generalization is possible at this time"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology for the armed services by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
18 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Psychology has never had proper emphasis in American military development, training and combat. There have been several reasons for the lack of attention to psychology within the Armed Services. In both World Wars the importance of the science became apparent, but the realization of its value to every wartime military endeavor was not immediate. Between the wars, interest in psychology was not sustained. One reason for this failure is that the scope of psychology has not been clearly understood. This perhaps has not been entirely the fault of the Services. Psychologists, like military men, have had to create and use a technical language; and like military men, they have become fearful of inaccuracy and misinterpretation if their special terms and turns of speech are departed from in any great degree. Among the trained psychologists themselves there have been but a few who have seen the necessity for clear as well as careful interpretation of their science through the use of modified technical language for the benefit of laymen, the military reader included. But these serious interpreters have largely been overshadowed by the writers of popular books filled with a dubious psychology, some of which have achieved immense circulation. The result has been that many otherwise well-informed persons still do not realize the full scope of scientific psychology, the science that studies what man is and why he does what he does. For the military man psychology is not merely a special body of knowledge from which the soldier can draw a collection of tricks that he may apply in order to deal more successfully with his comrades, with the men he commands, and with the enemy. It is not just a source from which he can obtain certain isolated scientific findings that may help him improve the techniques of warfare. It is a science, the established principles of which, as this book shows, are as basic to war as leadership, tactics, strategy, and logistics. A second reason why psychology has not been fostered within the Armed Services between the great wars has been the lack of books through which the military man might gain a clear idea of the manner in which the principles of psychology apply to everything he does. There was no full course in psychology at any official military or naval school, and there were no other developments through which "military psychology" was related to the whole field of the science of psychology, despite a considerable emphasis on the study of military leadership. It may even be questionable whether the term "military psychology" is a valid one. It is probably best not to think in terms of "military psychology" but rather in terms of "psychology for the military man." The present book is intended as a textbook written on the college level, but also as a book in which the military and naval applications of psychological principles and the basic principles themselves are more fully developed than an earlier work. It was believed that a single book might be equally useful as a textbook and handbook of psychology for general use by members of the Armed Services, not simply for instruction but also for individual reading and reference. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
A history of psychology in autobiography ( )
7 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is now fifteen years since the third volume of History of Psychology in Autobiography appeared. These preceding volumes, modelled after the German series Die Philosophie der Gegenwart in Selbstdarstellungen and edited by Carl Murchison, consist of short autobiographies of prominent psychologists who had been asked by the editors to write their "intellectual histories." We felt that this series ought not to be allowed to lapse, especially now that a new generation has reached the age from which looking backward becomes profitable. The reader of this volume will see how much our autobiographers differ from one another in the nature of their efforts. Perhaps they differ most in the degree with which they find unity in their lives. Presumably every one of them would like to see his intellectual history as the evolution of a single purpose, for integrity is good and simplicity is elegant. No one, of course, fully succeeds in this undertaking, for the story of every life is constrained by the exigencies of its owner's environment. Some of these accounts are more intellectualistic than others, and it may be that they show the greater unity, either because some irrelevancies are omitted from the life history or because irrelevancies are actually, at least to a certain degree, omitted from the actual living. Other accounts are more environmentalistic, because social and institutional events and accidents have figured so largely in them. The environmentalistic autobiographer may have had a chief long-term goal, have pursued it, have achieved it with some fair degree of success, yet he may feel that the unforeseeable accidents of living have determined much of his life and have perhaps even altered his goal. The intellectualist, if such we may call him, may, on the other hand, have suffered disruption of plans less than his colleague, but it is probable that he has also been less interested in the effect of external forces upon himself"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
A history of psychology in autobiography by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( )
12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume contains the autobiographies of 15 American psychologists, devoting attention to the historical details of their lives and the intellectual and professional aspects of their lives as they have influenced and been influenced by events, ideas, and persons in and out of the field of psychology. Psychologists' impressions of major developments and issues within psychology are of special importance, as are discussions of their feelings, motives, and aspirations or of significant events that would increase the reader's understanding of each psychologist and his or her contributions to psychology. In brief, the chapters provide an intellectual life history, illuminated by personal background and inner motives"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
A manual of psychological experiments by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
7 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning in dementia precox by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
6 editions published between 1913 and 1970 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The descendants of John Boreing, Maryland planter by Roger S Hecklinger ( Book )
4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Boreing (died 1690) and his wife Ann immigrated to Maryland from England in 1670. They had four children. The book mainly traces the descendants of two sons, John (1683-1750) and Thomas (died 1723), and includes several transcripts of land records, wills, etc. Nothing is known of John Boreing's ancestors, and the spelling of the surname has several variations
Psychology for the fighting man by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( )
5 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book tells all about military psychology. It is prepared from manuscripts written by experts, but it has been rewritten in popular form without sacrifice of its scientific accuracy. What it says is as true as scientists can make it today. Military psychology is, however, a very broad field. This book starts in with the psychology of the proper uses of your sense-organs in war--your eyes, your ears, your nose, your organs of balance. It tells about the aptitudes and abilities of soldiers for the many jobs to which the Army may assign them, and how soldiers actually are assigned to different jobs. It discusses efficiency, both physical and psychological. It tells about morale and emotion, about the effects and control of fear and anger, about how men's motives help them or hurt them as soldiers. It discusses leadership, panic, rumor, propaganda, psychological warware"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Historia de la psicología experimental by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Boring, Edwin G.
Boring, Edwin G. 1886-1968
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Garrigues-Boring, Edwin 1886-1968
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English (392)
Spanish (11)
Italian (3)
German (2)
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