Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology
Edited by Gregory A. Kimble, Michael Wertheimer, Charlotte L. White
Psychology Press – 1991 – 384 pages
This book presents a series of informal biographies about major figures in the history of psychology. A unique combination of expertise and human appeal, the volume places the contributions of each pioneer in a new and fascinating perspective. For instance, several of the authors use the novel approach of having the pioneers return to the present day to reflect back on their work as it relates to the here and now. Revisions of speeches given in a popular series of invited addresses at psychological conventions, the chapters offer appealing glimpses into the lives of individuals who made a difference in the early years of psychology as a field of study. Each of the five volumes in this series contains different profiles thereby bringing more than 100 of the pioneers in psychology more vividly to life.
"…clearly an original and interesting approach to historiographical writing in psychology…."
"…contains a nice mix of approaches and styles….An excellent volume for academic libraries with general psychology collections for advanced undergraduates and above."
Contents: Preface. Portraits of the Authors and Editors. G.E. McClearn, A Trans-Time Visit With Francis Galton. B. Ross, William James: Spoiled Child of American Psychology. G.A. Kimble, The Spirit of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. E.G. Beier, Freud: 3 Contributions. L. Furumoto, From "Paired Associates" to a Psychology of Self: The Intellectual Odyssey of Mary Whiton Calkins. A.L. Blumenthal, The Intrepid Joseph Jastrow. R.B. Evans, E.B. Titchener on Scientific Psychology and Technology. E. Scarborough, Continuity for Women: Ethel Puffer's Struggle. E.R. Hilgard, Harvey Carr and Chicago Functionalism: A Simulated Interview. R.L. Thorndike, Edward L. Thorndike: A Professional and Personal Appreciation. I.E. Alexander, C.G. Jung: The Man and His Work, Then and Now. C.L. Brewer, Perspectives on John B. Watson. M. Wertheimer, Max Wertheimer: Modern Cognitive Psychology and the Gestalt Problem. G.A. Kimble, Psychology From the Standpoint of a Mechanist: An Appreciation of Clark L. Hull. H. Gleitman, Edward Chace Tolman: A Life of Scientific and Social Purpose. S.A. Shields, Leta Stetter Hollingworth: "Literature of Opinion" and the Study of Individual Differences. R. Sherrill, Jr., Natural Wholes: Wolfgang Köhler and Gestalt Theory. C.N. Cofer, General Anthroponomy and Its Systematic Problems: A Tribute to Walter S. Hunter. M. Henle, Systems as Reconceptualizations: The Work of Edna Heidbreder. D. Bruce, Integrations of Lashley. K.L. Chatelaine, Harry Stack Sullivan: The Clinician and the Man. K. Schlesinger, Robert Choate Tryon: Pioneer in Differential Psychology.