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Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology : Volume III.

Author: Michael Wertheimer; Gregory A Kimble
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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This third volume in a series devoted to luminaries in the history of psychology--features chapter authors who are themselves highly visible and eminent scholars. They provide glimpses of the giants who shaped modern cognitive and behavioral science, and shed new light on their contributions and personalities, often with a touch of humor or whimsy and with fresh personal insights. The animated style, carefully  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wertheimer, Michael.
Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology : Volume III.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wertheimer; Gregory A Kimble
ISBN: 9781317759461 131775946X 9781317759478 1317759478
OCLC Number: 864414793
Notes: A Year in the Nation's Capital and Marriage.
Description: 1 online resource (748 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Portraits of the Editors and Authors; 1. Laurens Perseus Hickok: Philosopher, Theologian, and Psychologist; Evaluations of Learning Perseus Hickok in his Own Time; Two Psychologies; Hickok's Rational Psychology; Hickok's Empirical Psychology; The Intellect; The Sense; The Understanding; The Susceptibility; Animal Susceptibility; Rational Susceptibility; Spiritual Susceptibility; The Will; The Competency of the Human Mind to Attain the End of its Being; Conclusion; References. 2. Charles Darwin: Father of Evolutionary PsychologyChronology; The Voyage of the Beagle; Elements of Evolutionary Theory; Doubts About Religion; Darwin's Contributions to Psychology; Reactions to Darwinism; Impact of the Science of Genetics; The Triumph of Materialism; Conclusion: Implications for the Nature-Nurture Issue in Psychology; Implications for Psychology's Environmental Bias; The Concept of Environment; Implications for Social Policy; Acknowledgments; References; 3. Leipzig, Wilhelm Wundt, and Psychology's Gilded Age; A Theory from the Gilded Age; The Primacy of Psychology. The Vibrant Historical SettingA Carnival of Commerce; American Innocents Abroad; The Strict Prussians Versus the Gemütliche Bavarians; A Roaming Mind; The "Voluntarist' School of Psychology; Introspection? Overcoming a Powerful Myth; A Plague of Textbook Writers; Consciousness; To Speak of Consciousness; An Ornate Technical Literature; When Physiologischen Did Not Mean Physiological; Wundt's Students; Hugo Münsterberg's "Three-Ring Circus"; Anti-Elementism-More Mysteries in Historical Scholarship; Wundt's Opposition to Herbart; An Odd Footnote in Germany's Darkest Hour; Volition. Creative Synthesis AgainEvolution of Mental Processes; General Characteristics of the Stream of Consciousness; Conclusion; References; 4. Hermann Ebbinghaus: On the Road to Progress or Down the Garden Path?; Introduction: Chairperson's Opening Remarks; Biographical Sketch; Ebbinghaus: Invited Lecture; Important Figures in My Background; Association Theory; Experimental Studies; The Forgetting Function; Learning to Learn; Distribution of Practice; Jost's Laws; Remote Associations; Conclusion: Chairperson's Closing Remarks; Advancing Psychology As a Science and Profession. Theoretical ContributionsEmpirical Contributions; Methodological Contributions; References; 5. Alfred Binet, General Psychologist; A Self-Education in Psychology; Lessons at the Salpêtrière; Research with the Binet Daughters; The Sorbonne Psychologist; Individual Psychology; The Intelligence Tests and Binet's Reputation; Acknowledgment; References; 6. L.L. Thurstone's Vision of Psychology As a Quantitative Rational Science; Growing Up; Becoming an Engineer at Cornell; Thomas Edison's Assistant; Engineering and Psychology at Minnesota, Chicago, and Carnegie Tech.

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This third volume in a series devoted to luminaries in the history of psychology--features chapter authors who are themselves highly visible and eminent scholars. They provide glimpses of the giants who shaped modern cognitive and behavioral science, and shed new light on their contributions and personalities, often with a touch of humor or whimsy and with fresh personal insights. The animated style, carefully selected details, and lively perspective make the people, ideas, and controversies in the history of psychology come alive. The fields touched on in this and other volumes cove.

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