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Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science: An APS-Psychology Press Series


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This website contains volumes published in the APS-Psychology Press Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science book series, as well as other festschrift volumes published by Psychology Press and offered to APS  members at a special discount.

The Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science series celebrates the careers and contributions of a generation of pioneers in psychological science. Each volume commemorates the research and life of an exceptionally influential scientist.

These books document the professional and personal milestones that have shaped the frontiers of progress across a variety of areas, from theoretical discoveries to innovative applications and from experimental psychology to clinical research.

Some of the volumes are based on the proceedings of day-long Festschrift events at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science. The unifying element among the individuals and books in this series is a commitment to science as the key to understanding and improving the human condition.

All volumes in the Modern Pioneers in Psychological Science series - and those other festschrift volumes from Psychology Press listed on this website - are offered to APS members at an approximate 40% discount on the list price.

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Experience and Development A Festschrift in Honor of Sandra Wood Scarr

Experience and Development A Festschrift in Honor of Sandra Wood Scarr

1st Edition

Kathleen McCartney, Richard A. Weinberg
November 18, 2016

The scope of these chapters reflects the strong influence that Sandra Wood Scarr’s scholarship—her empirical research and theoretical contributions—has had on what we know about experience and development via the lens of the psychological sciences, especially the fields of developmental psychology,...

The Scientist and the Humanist A Festschrift in Honor of Elliot Aronson

The Scientist and the Humanist A Festschrift in Honor of Elliot Aronson

1st Edition

Marti Hope Gonzales, Carol Tavris, Joshua Aronson
May 13, 2016

Elliot Aronson is among the 100 most influential psychologists of the 20th Century. He is best known for his theorizing and research on cognitive dissonance theory -- one of the most provocative and enduring theories in contemporary psychology -- and for his design of the "jigsaw ...

Rationality and Social Responsibility Essays in Honor of Robyn Mason Dawes

Rationality and Social Responsibility Essays in Honor of Robyn Mason Dawes

1st Edition

Joachim I. Krueger
June 09, 2014

This volume brings together a diverse group of authors who have been associated with Robyn Dawes over the years. The breadth of topics covered reflects Dawes’s wide-ranging impact on psychological theory and empirical practice. The two themes of rationality and social responsibility are well ...

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