A History of Psychology in Letters, 2nd Edition
January 2006, ©2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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“Texts on the history of psychology sometimes tend to be dusty and dry. A History of Psychology in Letters delivers excitement in a way that few texts can-by enabling readers to peek in on the original letters sent by the great leaders in the history of the field. So one learns about history in the most exciting way possible - through the leaders' own words. The text carefully intersperses the letters with narrative to make them cohere and flow in a seamless way. I highly recommend the book to anyone. Even those who thought the history of psychology to be boring will find great excitement in the pages of this book.” Robert J. Sternberg, Tufts University
"The first edition of this book gave teachers a uniquely powerful tool to improve their students' grasp of the complexities of psychology's history and to introduce them to the processes and pleasures of research about the past.This second edition adds new and insightful chapters on several significant episodes in the history of psychology, such as Hugo Munsterberg's early involvement with the psychology of law and Kenneth Clark and the Brown v. Board decision. A new introductory chapter makes more explicit than ever before the ways in which (and the reasons why) historians delve into psychology's past." Michael M. Sokal, Worcester Polytechnic Institute