A History of Psychology in Letters
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
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History of Psychology in Letters by Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
Book DescriptionThe private thoughts, emotions, hopes, and frustrations contained in this collection of letters written by key figures in psychology provide rich insight into the development of the field. From John Locke writing parenting advice in 17th century Holland to Kenneth B. Clark responding to the impact of his research on the 19th century Brown v. Board decision, this book illustrates the history of the psychology in a direct, engaging manner. It uses primary source materials to provide students with a unique view of the story of psychology.It features an introduction to historiography, focusing on how historians use manuscript collections in their work. It also includes chapter-opening material that explains the historical context, brief annotations to help clarify the content, and an epilogue that concludes these important stories in psychology. The second edition adds new annotations by Benjamin, giving greater life and dimension to the learning about the people and ideas that have influenced the development of psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405126113
(243mm x 165mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
Brief History of Modern Psychology, Paperback (February 2014)
In A Brief History of Modern Psychology 2nd Edition, Ludy Benjamin, a leading historian in the field, discusses the history of both the science and the practice of psychology since the establishment of the first experimental psychology laboratory in 1879.
Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology, Paperback (December 2012)
This volume brings to life psychologists who have made substantial contributions to the field of the history of psychology. The chapters illustrate the pioneering endeavors of such significant figures, and are written in a lively, engaging style by authors who themselves have achieved a reputation as excellent scholars in the history of psychology.
History of Modern Psychology, Paperback (April 2009)View all books by Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
This set includes A Brief History of Modern Psychology by Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. (978-1-4051-3206-0) and A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research by Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. (978-1-4051-7710-8).
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Author Biography - Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. is Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and is holder of the Glasscock Professorship and a Presidential Professorship in Teaching Excellence. His numerous publications include From Seance to Science: A History of the Profession of Psychology in America (with David Baker, 2004), A History of Psychology: Original Sources and Contemporary Research (edited, second edition 1997), and A Brief History of Modern Psychology (forthcoming from Blackwell).
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