Topics with racial implications have been hotly debated in the psychological literature for most of this century and are often in the news. Graham Richards takes a historical look at how the concepts of "race" and "racism" emerged within the discipline and charts the underlying premises of some famous studies in their social and political contexts.
No-one is allowed to be objective in this arena, as opponents will always argue that they are not. This account is bound therefore to be controversial and excite interest whether or not readers agree with Richards' stance.
Table of Contents
1 The pre-evolutionary background and the roots of Scientific Racism 2 Psychology and ‘Scientific Racism’ 1860–1910 3 An imperial interlude: the Cambridge Torres Straits Expedition and its aftermath 4 ‘Race’ in US Psychology to 1945: I. The rise and nature of ‘Race Psychology’ 5 ‘Race’ in US Psychology to 1945: II. The rise of anti-racism 6 ‘Race’ in European Psychology to 1940: I. Primitive minds and Aryan supermen 7 ‘Race’ in European Psychology to 1940: II. Its presence and absence in British Psychology 8 Racism at bay: Psychology and ‘race’ 1945–69, 9 Race and IQ 1969–96: An undead controversy 10 Bringing it all back home 11 Résumé