This book offers glimpses into the personal and scholarly lives of 20 giants in the history of psychology. As in the earlier volumes, prominent scholars were invited to prepare chapters on a pioneer who had made important contributions in their own area of expertise. Some of the psychologists described may be the teachers of the instructors who will be the users of this book, potentially providing a personal connection of the pioneers to the students. A special section provides brief portraits of the editors and authors, containing interesting information about the relationship between the pioneers and the psychologists who describe them.
Utilizing an informal, personal, sometimes humorous, style of writing, the book will appeal to students and instructors interested in the history of psychology. Each of the five volumes in this series contains different profiles thereby bringing more than 100 of the pioneers in psychology more vividly to life.
Contents: Preface. Portraits of the Authors and Editors. R.E. Fancher, H. Schmidt, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Underappreciated Pioneer of Psychology. J.D. Hogan, G. Stanley Hall: Educator, Organizer, and Pioneer Developmental Psychologist. L.T. Benjamin, Jr., Harry Kirke Wolfe: A Teacher Is Forever. D.A. Dewsbury, James Rowland Angell: Born Administrator. W. Viney, L. Burlingame-Lee, Margaret Floy Washburn: A Quest for the Harmonies in the Context of a Rigorous Scientific Framework. N.K. Innis, William McDougall: "A Major Tragedy?" J.D. Hogan, D.N. Thompson, June Etta Downey: Pioneer of Personality Measurement. W.E. Pickren, Kurt Goldstein: Clinician and Philosopher of Human Nature. L.T. Benjamin, Jr., D.B. Baker, Walter Van Dyke Bingham: Portrait of an Industrial Psychologist. E.A. Gavin, Albert Michotte: A Psychologist for All Sites and Seasons. H. Götzl, (Translated by H. Hecht), Wolfgang Metzger: A Perspective on His Life and Work. J.F. Rosenblith, Nancy Bayley: Pioneer in the Measurement of Growth and Psychological Development. E. Kurz-Milcke, N.K. Innis, Egon Brunswik: Student of Achievement. R.E. Fassinger, Leona Tyler: Pioneer of Possibilities. C. McCauley, P. Rozin, Solomon Asch: Scientist and Humanist. J.D. Hogan, Anne Anastasi: Master of Differential Psychology and Psychometrics. H.A. LeRoy, G.A. Kimble, Harry Frederick Harlow: And One Thing Led to Another…. B.F. Green, Frederick M. Lord: Measurement Theorist and Statistician. I. Bretherton, Mary Ainsworth: Insightful Observer and Courageous Theoretician. J.S. Werner, L. Spillmann, Floyd Ratliff and the Neural Foundations of Perception.