History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research, 3rd Edition
June 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
In the Third Edition, the author directly links the primary source readings with the contemporary research articles so that the two tell a complete and engaging story - for example, students will read John Watson's behaviorist manifesto followed by Franz Samelson's article showing the slow effect of that message in fostering a behavioral "revolution." Alone or paired with a narrative text, this updated volume will provide students with an integrated understanding of the history of psychology.
Changes for the 3rd Edition
* More concise with 44 articles.
* Twenty-two articles are new
* Thirteen of the contemporary readings are since 2000.
* Specific connections are made between original sources from the founders with the contemporary research.
1. Historiography -
Asking and Answering Historical Questions.
2. Philosophical and Physiological Roots of Modern Psychology.
3. Wilhelm Wundt and the Founding of Scientific Psychology.
4. Origins of Scientific Psychology in America.
5. Structuralism and Functionalism.
6. Birth of the New Applied Psychology.
8. Behaviorism and Neobehaviorism.
9. The New Profession of Psychology.
10. A Psychology of Social Change: Race and Gender.
11. Cognitive Psychology.
Twenty-two articles are new
Thirteen of the contemporary readings are since 2000.
Specific connections are made between original sources from the founders with the contemporary research.
- A highly readable compendium of primary source writings from the founders of psychology and works by contemporary historians
- Introduces students to the philosophy and methods of historical research and writing, linking primary source readings with contemporary articles
- Covers Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and historical treatments of race and gender
- Promotes History of Psychology as an active research specialty
- A perfect compliment to Benjamin's Brief History of Modern Psychology
"By allowing psychology's pioneers to speak in their own voices, supplemented by historical analysis and his own introductions, Ludy Benjamin brings psychology's history alive. By so doing, Benjamin, a great historian of psychology, illuminates yesterday's great ideas and their reach into today's psychological science." David Myers, Hope College
“If the history of psychology sounds dry and dull, then you have not yet read the 3rd edition of Ludy Benjamin’s edited book. It is a mix of original writing by psychology’s greatest thinkers and commentary by contemporary psychologists. History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research is fascinating reading for anyone who wants to understand the development of topics as diverse as Freudian notion of repression and application of learning theory to education.” Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College, 2004 President of the American Psychological Association