A History of Psychology in Letters by Ludy T. Benjamin Jr.The private thoughts, emotions, hopes, and frustrations contained in this collection of letters written by key figures in psychology provide rich insight into the development of the field. From John Locke writing parenting advice in 17th century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the 19th century Brown v. Board decision, this book illustrates the history of the psychology in a direct, engaging manner.
Uses primary source materials to provide students with a unique view of the story of psychology.
Features an introduction to historiography, focusing on how historians use manuscript collections in their work.
Includes chapter-opening material that explains the historical context, brief annotations to help clarify the content, and an epilogue that concludes these important stories in psychology.
The second edition adds new annotations by Benjamin, giving greater life and dimension to the learning about the people and ideas that have influenced the development of psychology.
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A History of Psychology in Letters / Edition 2
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An internet resource developed by Christopher D. Green York University, Toronto, Ontario. WHERE the avoidance of accidents is in question, the test of a special experimental method can seldom be made dependent upon a comparison with practical results, as we do not want to wait until the candidate has brought human life into danger. The ordinary way of reaching the goal must therefore be an indirect one in such cases. For the study of motormen the conditions are exceptionally favorable, as hundreds of thousands of accidents occur every year, but another practical example may be chosen from a field where it is, indeed, impossible to correlate the results with actual misfortunes, because the dangerous situations occur seldom; and nevertheless on account of their importance they demand most serious study. I refer to the ship service, where the officer on the bridge may bring thousands into danger by one single slip of his mind. I turn to this as a further concrete illustration in order to characterize at once the lengths to which such vocational studies may advance.
Structuralism: Introspection and the Awareness of Subjective Experience
In this section we will review the history of psychology with a focus on the important questions that psychologists ask and the major approaches or schools of psychological inquiry. The schools of psychology that we will review are summarized in Table 1. Table 1.
Ludy T. Benjamin Jr. He was president of two APA divisions, wrote more than 20 books and authored more than journal articles and book chapters. Ludy Benjamin was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in His studies specialized in perception.
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