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  • Measuring Intelligenceby David J. Bartholomew

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 35.00

    Provides new framework for measuring intelligence and addresses key controversies in the field. more...

  • Freudby Peter D. Kramer

    HarperCollins 2006; US$ 10.99

    Often referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis," Sigmund Freud championed the "talking cure" and charted the human unconscious. But though Freud compared himself to Copernicus and Darwin, his history as a physician is problematic. Historians have determined that Freud often misrepresented the course and outcome of his treatments—so that the... more...

  • Despine and the Evolution of Psychologyby Joanne M. McKeown; Catherine G. Fine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    An annotated edition of a landmark study in the history of psychology, including extensive essays and other critical apparatus that place Antoine Despine's work in its proper historical and scientific context. more...

  • Rebels within the Ranksby Katherine Pandora

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 46.00

    This book examines the work of social and personality psychologists in 1930s America. more...

  • Psychology as a Moral Scienceby Svend Brinkmann

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    What does morality have to do with psychology in a value-neutral, postmodern world? According to a provocative new book, everything. Taking exception with current ideas in the mainstream (including cultural, evolutionary, and neuropsychology) as straying from the discipline's ethical foundations, "Psychology as a Moral Science" argues... more...

  • PUSHBUTTON PSYCHIATRYby Timothy W Kneeland; Carol A.B. Warren

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This volume uncovers the roots of electroshock in America, an outgrowth of western patriarchal medicine with primarily female patients. The authors trace the history of electroshock in the United States in three historic stages: from an enthusiastic reception in 1940, to a period of crisis in the 1960s, to its resurgence after 1980. Early American... more...

  • A History of Psychology in Lettersby Ludy T. Benjamin

    John Wiley & Sons 2009; US$ 99.95

    The 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... more...

  • Psychology and Catholicismby Robert Kugelmann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    This study of psychology and Catholicism aims to provide clarity in an area filled with emotion and opinion. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Psychologyby David B. Baker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 150.00

    The science and practice of psychology has evolved around the world on different trajectories and timelines, yet with a convergence on the recognition of the need for a human science that can confront the challenges facing the world today. Few would argue that the standard narrative of the history of psychology has emphasized European and American... more...

  • The Jokes of Sigmund Freudby Elliott Oring

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2007; US$ 32.99

    The Jokes of Sigmund Freud unravels the intimate connections between Sigmund Freud and his Jewish identity. Author Elliott Oring observes that Freud frequently identified with the characters in the jokes he told, and that there was a strong relationship between these jokes and his own psychological and social state. This analysis offers novel insights... more...