Originally published in 1960, this study was rooted in the conviction that a close cooperation between the disciplines of psychology and history opened new and fruitful perspectives for the understanding of both fields. The title is an investigation of the connection between history and psychology, discussing how a society shapes and conditions the minds of those born into it. The author takes a close look at Greek society at the time of Pericles, and English society of the Elizabethan era. Though presented in the idiom of psychology, the problems with which this book is concerned, should appeal to historian and psychologist alike.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction 2. History and Perception 3. History and Emotional Climates 4. The Emergence of Personality in the Greek World 5. The Origins of English Character: I – The Great Interlude 6. The Origins of English Character: II – The Creative Reaction. Index.