Constructing Scientific Psychology
Karl Lashley's Mind-Brain Debates
By (author) Nadine M. Weidman
Series edited by Mitchell G. Ash William Ray Woodward
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Constructing Scientific Psychology by Nadine M. Weidman
Book DescriptionConstructing Scientific Psychology, published in 1999, was the first full-scale interpretation of the life and work of the major American neuropsychologist Karl Lashley. It sets Lashley's research at the heart of two controversies that polarized the American life and human sciences in the first half of the twentieth century. These concerned the relationship between 'mind' and 'brain' and the relative roles of 'nature' and 'nurture' in shaping behaviour and intelligence. The book explodes the myth of Lashley's neuropsychology as a fact-driven, 'pure' science by arguing that a belief in the power of heredity and a nativist and deeply conservative racial ideology informed every aspect of his theory and practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027779
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nadine M. Weidman
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This 1999 book was the first full-scale interpretation of the life and work of the major American neuropsychologist Karl Lashley.
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