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A history of modern psychology in context

Author: Wade E Pickren; Alexandra Rutherford
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A History of Modern Psychology in Context presents the history of modern psychology in the richness of its many contexts. The authors resist the traditional storylines of great achievements by eminent people, or schools of thought that rise and fall in the wake of scientific progress. Instead, psychology is portrayed as a network of scientific and professional practices embedded in specific temporal, social,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pickren, Wade E.
History of modern psychology in context.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2010
(DLC) 2009031711
(OCoLC)430192537
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wade E Pickren; Alexandra Rutherford
ISBN: 9780470585993 0470585994 9780470586013 047058601X 9780470586006 0470586001 1282549405 9781282549401
OCLC Number: 680048852
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 380 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1. Origins of a Science of Mind --
2. Everyday Life and Psychological Practices --
3. Methods and the Making of a New Science --
4. Indigenization of Psychology in America --
5. Psychology at the Interface with Medicine --
6. Psychologists as Sorters: Applying Psychology, Ordering Society --
7. American Psychological Science and Practice between the World Wars --
8. Psychological Science and Practice in Europe between the World Wars --
9. The Golden Age of American Psychology --
10. Internationalization and Indigenization after World War --
11. American Psychology and the Politics of Gender --
12. American Psychology and Society in the Late Twentieth Century --
13. Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Since 1945 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Wade E. Pickren and Alexandra Rutherford.

Abstract:

"A History of Modern Psychology in Context presents the history of modern psychology in the richness of its many contexts. The authors resist the traditional storylines of great achievements by eminent people, or schools of thought that rise and fall in the wake of scientific progress. Instead, psychology is portrayed as a network of scientific and professional practices embedded in specific temporal, social, political, and cultural contexts. The narrative is informed by three key concepts - indigenization, reflexivity, and social constructionism - and by the fascinating interplay between disciplinary Psychology and everyday psychology. The authors complicate the notion of who is at the center and who is at the periphery of the history of psychology by bringing in actors and events that are often overlooked in traditional accounts. They also highlight how the reflexive nature of Psychology - a science produced both by and about humans - accords history a prominent place in understanding the discipline and the theories it generates. Throughout the text, the authors show how Psychology and psychologists are embedded in cultures that indelibly shape how the discipline is defined and practiced, the kind of knowledge it creates, and how this knowledge is received. The text also moves beyond an exclusive focus on the development of North American and European psychologies to explore the development of psychologies in other indigenous contexts, especially from the mid-20th-century onward"--Jacket.

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