Titel: Psychology in Britain
Historical Essays and Personal Reflections.
449:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam.
Herausgegeben von G. C. Bunn, A. D. Lovie, Graham D. Richards
John Wiley & Sons
26. März 2001 - kartoniert - 512 Seiten
Drawing on more than 25 contributions, this new book presents both a historical and personal account of British psychology over the last century. The book is divided into two sections: Part 1 contains a collection of historical essays concentrating on institutional beginnings, practical concerns, individual projects and post-war developments. Part 2 looks at the professional reminiscences of 12 senior psychologists.
Part I: Historical Essays. 1. Edward Cox, the Psychological Society of Great Britain and the meanings of and institutional failure. 2. A question of 'peculiar important': George Croom Robertson, Mind and the changing relationship between British psychology and philosophy. 3. James Scully and scientific psychology. 4. Three steps to heaven: how the British Psychological Society attained its place in the sun. 5. The popular, the practical and the professional: psychological identities in Britain. 6. Psychology at war, 1914-1945. 7. The psychology of memory. 8. Social psychology and social concern in 1930s Britain. 9. Pear and his peers. 10. British psychology and psychoanalysis: the case of Susan Isaacs. 11. Physiology and psychology, or brain and mind, in the age of C.S. Sherrington. 12. A 'precipitous degringolade?' The uncertain progress of British comparative psychology in the 20th Century. 13. Science in the clinic: clinical psychology at the Maudsley. 14. 'Our friends electric' mechanical models of mind in post-war Britain. 15. Behavioural approaches and the cultivation of competence. Part II: Personal Reflections. 16. The development of social psychology in Oxford. 17. Memories of memory research. 18. Purpose, personality, creativity: a computational adventure. 19. The joys of psychology. 20. The making of a psychologist: a late developer. 21. Adventures of a maverick. 22. The advent of the methodological critique. 23. Crossing Cultures. 24. Taking people seriously: psychology as a listening ear. 25. The emergence of developmental psychopathology. 26. Creativity in research.
Contributors: G. Richards, F. Neary, G. Lyubov, A. Lovie, M. Thompson, J. Bourke, A. Collins, M. Roiser, A. Costall, J. Sayers, R. Smith, D. Wilson, M. Derksen, R. Hayward, K. Baistow, M. Argyle, A. Baddeley, M. Boden, D. Duncan, F. Fransella, R. Gregory, R. Harre, G. Jahoda, J. Newson, E. Newson, M. Rutter, P. Wason.
"stimulating and informative ... Readers of these essays and relections will learn much about the different ways that professional psychologists, past and present, have struggled with this mystery of the relationship between mind and body and how each should be scientifically investigated; how they have looked to engineering and technology for models of how the mind might be understood; and how they have sought to apply that understanding to the tasks of developing, educating, healing, controlling, predicting and simulating individual human minds." Thomas Dixon, University of Cambridge, BJHS, Vol.36, September 2003 "This volume ... does well to fill many gaps in the patchy record of British psychology, and will provide impetus to boot ... it boasts contributions from some of the finest historians on the British scene, and some of its most important practitioners ... I found most pieces to be high quality, and more than useful in several cases." Roderick D. Buchanan, University of Groningen, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Vol.39(4), Fall 2003