These original essays, written by prominent scholars, pay tribute to the work of William Bevan. The authors examine central themes and issues that Bevan has addressed in his own work. Including an afterword by Bevan as well as one of his key essays, the book reveals how Bevan has placed landmarks and posed challenges across the landscape of psychological thought.
A Journey at the Dangerous Edge of Things: Some Reflections on William Bevan's Legacy -- Philosophy and History -- The Human Agency of Science -- Taking Human Nature Seriously: Psychology and the Polity -- Metatheory in Psychology and a Psychology of Metatheory: The Case of William James -- Stargazing: James McKeen Cattell, American Men of Science, and the Reward Structure of the American Scientific Community, 1906-1944 -- Development, Mind, Body -- The Nature-Nurture Controversy in Social and Historical Perspective -- Bevan's Wisdoms -- Development and Adaptation: The Contributions of the MacArthur Foundation and William Bevan -- Context Defines Psychology -- Cognition, Psychodynamics, and Control of Experience -- Applications and Public Policy -- Expert Psychological Testimony About Eyewitnesses: An Update -- DSM-IV Process and Outcomes -- Organizational Management: A Point of View -- Scientific Freedom and Responsibility -- Why Behavioral Scientists Must Take Root in the Political Forest, and How They Can Find Their Way There -- Psychology Evolving? -- Psychology Has a Rosy Past, Present and Future -- Psychology Evolving: Linkages, Hierarchies, and Dimensions -- Afterword -- Appendixes