Psychology: History of Psychology

  • The Human Hand book cover

    The Human Hand

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1942, this book was very different from anything else written about the psychology of hands. The author had worked amongst apes and monkeys at the zoo, patients in what at the time were called ‘mental hospitals’, and amongst all manner of men, women and children. The results…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • A Psychology of Gesture book cover

    A Psychology of Gesture

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1945, this title was a follow-up to the author’s previous book The Human Hand. This time she looks at the psychology of gesture and its relation to personality. The special place that a psychology of gesture merits is obvious. It permits a direct knowledge of personality…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • The Hand in Psychological Diagnosis book cover

    The Hand in Psychological Diagnosis

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1951, this title looks at the study of the hand in relation to psychological diagnosis. This was at the time a new branch of psychology and the author is keen to point out it must not be viewed as perfect or indeed complete. Practical experience and a deeper understanding of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • On the Way to Myself: Communications to a Friend book cover

    On the Way to Myself

    Communications to a Friend

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1969, Dr Charlotte Wolff was the author of three books of psychology: The Human Hand, A Psychology of Gesture and The Hand in Psychological Diagnosis. This book, though it contains much psychology, is not of the same scientific kind as these. It is an autobiography, but not…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • Obese Humans and Rats book cover

    Obese Humans and Rats

    By Stanley Schacter, Judith Rodin

    Originally published in 1974, this volume examines the behavioural similarities of obese humans and animals whose so-called feeding centre (the ventro-medial hypothalamic nuclei) has been lesioned. Both the obese human and the VMH-lesioned animal seem to share a hyposensitivity to the internal (…

    Hardback – 2017-08-05 
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • Messerschmidt's Character Heads: Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History book cover

    Messerschmidt's Character Heads

    Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

    By Michael Yonan

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Getting Grounded in Social Psychology: The Essential Literature for Beginning Researchers book cover

    Getting Grounded in Social Psychology

    The Essential Literature for Beginning Researchers

    Edited by Todd D. Nelson

    This volume provides a fast and efficient way for undergraduate and graduate students to gain a solid understanding of the social psychology literature. Each chapter reviews a major subsection of research in the field, written by a leading social psychology researcher in that area. Coverage…

    Paperback – 2017-07-19 
    Psychology Press

  • Psychology in Historical Context: Theories and Debates book cover

    Psychology in Historical Context

    Theories and Debates

    By Richard D Gross

    Psychology, the study of mind and behaviour, has developed as a unique discipline in its brief history. Whether as it currently takes place, or how it has been conducted over the past 140 years or so since it became recognized as a separate field of study, there has been constant debate on its…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge

  • In Defense of Schreber: Soul Murder and Psychiatry book cover

    In Defense of Schreber

    Soul Murder and Psychiatry

    By Zvi Lothane

    In this stunning reappraisal of the celebrated case of Daniel Paul Schreber, Lothane takes the reader on a richly documented tour of all the ingredients that made Schreber's illness a unique psychiatric event. Building outward from a close examination of Schreber's troubled relationship to his two…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Freud and the Imaginative World book cover

    Freud and the Imaginative World

    By Harry Trosman

    The current resurgence of interest in the scientific origins of psychoanalysis has overshadowed the artistic and literary models to which Freud had recourse time and again in the development and presentation of his theories.  It is this neglected aesthetic wellspring of psychoanalysis to which…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Science and Psychology book cover

    Science and Psychology

    By Richard Wilton, Trevor Harley

    Science and Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to the structure and characteristics of scientific explanation, using examples from a variety of sciences to illuminate the scientific approach taken in psychology. In addition, the authors discuss a range of conceptual issues particular…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice book cover

    The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Brent D. Slife, Kari A. O'Grady, Russell D. Kosits

    By revealing underlying assumptions that influence the field of psychology, The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice challenges psychologists to reconsider the origins of ideas they may take as psychological truths. Worldviews, or the systems of assumptions that provide…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19 
    Routledge
    Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

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