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Annotated Readings in the History of Modern Psychology

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Annotated Readings in the History of Modern Psychology

C. James Goodwin

ISBN: 978-0-470-46048-1 July 2009 288 Pages

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This new first edition reader is designed to make it easier for students to locate, read and comprehend historical material. “Annotated Readings in the History of Modern Psychology” includes thirty-six chapters of substantial excerpts and papers from psychology’s history and includes narrative from the author himself.  C. James Goodwin’s narrative is woven throughout the passages to give readers information about the original author, describe the importance of the work, put the selection into its historical context, and finally, to explain and elaborate upon some of the more difficult passages. This book could be used as a stand-alone text for a first-year graduate seminar in psychology, or as a supplement to a main text in the undergraduate history of psychology course.

Interested in this book of readings? Be sure to take a look at its companion, History of Modern Psychology, 3e at

Rationalist and Empiricist Epistemologies 

 Chapter 1. René Descartes (1596-1650): Mind-Body Interactionism

Chapter 2. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): British Empiricism Firsthand

Nineteenth Century Studies of the Brain

        Chapter 3. François Magendie (1783-1855): The Bell-Magendie Principle

        Chapter 4. Paul Broca (1824-1880): The Case of "Tan"

The "New Psychology" Emerges

        Chapter 5. Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920): A New Scientific Psychology

        Chapter 6. Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909): On Memory

Comparative Psychology

        Chapter 7. Willard S. Small (1870-1943): Inventing Maze Learning

        Chapter 8. Edward L. Thorndike (1874-1949): Cats in Puzzle Boxes

American Pioneers

        Chapter 9. William James (1842-1910): On Consciousness and Emotion

        Chapter 10. Mary Whiton Calkins (1863-1930): Experiments on Association

Structuralism and Functionalism

        Chapter 11. E. B. Titchener (1867-1927): A Structural Psychology

        Chapter 12. James Rowland Angell (1869-1949): A Functional Psychology

Gestalt Psychology

        Chapter 13. Kurt Koffka (1886-1941):  Gestalt Psychology and Perception

        Chapter 14. Wolfgang Köhler (1887-1967): Problem Solving in Apes


        Chapter 15. Francis Galton (1822-1911): The Inheritance of Mental Ability

        Chapter 16. Henry H. Goddard (1866-1957): The Kallikak Study

Origins of Behaviorism

        Chapter 17. Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936): Conditioned Reflexes

        Chapter 18. John Broadus Watson (1878-1958): A Behaviorist Manifesto

Evolution of Behaviorism

        Chapter 19. Edward C. Tolman (1886-1959): Cognitive Maps

        Chapter 20. B. F. Skinner (1904-1990): An Experimental Analysis of Behavior


        Chapter 21. Sigmund Freud (1887-1967): The Clark Lectures on Psychoanalysis

        Chapter 22. Karen Horney (1885-1952): Conflict, Anxiety, and Neurosis

Clinical Psychology

        Chapter 23. Lightner Witmer (1867-1956): The Psychological Clinic

        Chapter 24. Mary Cover Jones (1896-1987): Behavior Therapy

Sex and Race

        Chapter 25. Leta Stetter Hollingworth (1886-1939): Sex Differences in Aptitude

        Chapter 26. Kenneth B. Clark (1914-2005) and Mamie P. Clark (1917-1983): The Doll Studies

Industrial Psychology

        Chapter 27. Walter Dill Scott (1869-1955): Psychology and Advertising

        Chapter 28. Hugo Münsterberg (1863-1916): Applying Psychology to Business

Mental Testing

        Chapter 29. James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944): Mental Tests

        Chapter 30. Alfred Binet (1857-1911): The Binet-Simon Tests of Intelligence

Personality & Social Psychology

        Chapter 31. Gordon Allport (1897-1967): The Uniqueness of Personality

        Chapter 32. Kurt Lewin (1890-1947): The Leadership Studies

Cognitive Psychology

        Chapter 33. Frederick C. Bartlett (1886-1969): Constructive Memory

        Chapter 34. John Jenkins (1901-1948) and Karl Dallenbach (1887-1971): Interference and Memory

Humanistic Psychology

        Chapter 35. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970): A Hierarchy of Needs

        Chapter 36. Carl Rogers (1902-1987): The Therapeutic Environment

This reader combines 36 readings in one, easy-to-reference book for students in Historical Psychology