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The First Century of Experimental Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Eliot Hearst


718 pages

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Hardback: 9780367426002
pub: 2020-02-13
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This volume, originally published in 1979, sponsored by the Psychonomic Society (the North American association of research psychologists), commemorates the centennial of experimental psychology as a separate discipline – dated from the opening of Wilhelm Wundt’s laboratory at Leipzig in 1879. Each major research area is surveyed by distinguished experts, and the chapters treat historical background and progress, experimental findings and methods, critical theoretical issues, evaluations of the current state of the art, future prospects, and even practical and social relevance of the work. Writing in a lively style suitable for non-specialists, the authors provide a general introduction to the history of experimental psychology. Illustrated by many photographs of leading historical figures, this book blends history with methodology, findings with theory, and discussion of specific topics with integrated assessments of what has truly been accomplished in the first hundred years of experimental psychology.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors. Preface. 1. One Hundred Years: Themes and Perspectives Eliot Hearst 2. Social and Intellectual Origins of Experimental Psychology Richard A. Littman 3. Sensation and Perception Julian Hochberg 4. Comparative Psychology and Ethology Gilbert Gottlieb 5. Animal Learning and Behavior Theory Herbert M. Jenkins 6. Motivation Judson S. Brown 7. Emotion George Mandler 8. Human Learning and Memory Charles N. Cofer 9. Cognitive Science Michael I. Posner and Gordon L. Shulman 10. Physiological Psychology Richard F. Thompson and Daniel N. Robinson 11. Developmental Psychology Robert B. Cairns and Peter A. Ornstein 12. Social Psychology Ivan D. Steiner 13. Psychopathology Brendan A. Maher and Winifred B. Maher 14. Experimental Psychology: An Overview William K. Estes. Name Index. Subject Index.

About the Editor

Eliot Hearst

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: History of Psychology

Originally published between 1928 and 1987, the volumes in this set provide an interesting look back at how psychology has developed as a discipline and some of the problems it has encountered along the way. It includes volumes focusing on the history of specific fields such as developmental and experimental psychology, as well as examining the roots of psychological theory as a whole and how it has informed many of the fields of psychology we know today.

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