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  • A History of Psychologyby Thomas Hardy Leahey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 125.00

    A History of Psychology places social, economic, and political forces of change alongside psychology’s internal theoretical and empirical arguments, illuminating how the external world has shaped psychology’s development, and, in turn, how the late twentieth century’s psychology has shaped society. Featuring extended treatment of important movements... more...

  • Voices of Mental Healthby Martin Halliwell

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    Halliwell examines the cultural history of modern American medicine and psychiatry focusing on the late twentieth century. He pays particular attention to the politics of the post-Watergate, bicentennial-era American nation and brings into conversation a diverse cast of writers, filmmakers, physicians, policy-makers, social critics, and public figures.... more...

  • Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrongby Jerry Clark; Ed Palattella

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    Throughout history there have been a number of female serials killers, but what drives these women to kill? Clark and Palattella dive deeper into this question by examining the case of Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, and provide a history of how the criminal justice system has handled complex and controversial issues surrounding mental illness. more...

  • Messerschmidt's Character Headsby Michael Yonan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to explain these works of art.? Some have said that Messerschmidt... more...

  • Forced Migration in the History of 20th Century Neuroscience and Psychiatryby Frank W. Stahnisch; Gül A. Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    The forced migration of neuroscientists, both during and after the Second World War, is of growing interest to international scholars. Of particular interest is how the long-term migration of scientists and physicians has affected both the academic migrants and their receiving environments. As well as the clash between two different traditions and... more...

  • Bernard Mandeville: A Treatise of the Hypochondriack and Hysterick Diseases (1730)by Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 224.42

    This work reflects on hypochondria as well as on the global functioning of the human mind and on the place of the patient/physician relationship in the wider organisation of society. First published in 1711, revised and enlarged in 1730, and now edited and published with a critical apparatus for the first time, this is a major work in the history of... more...

  • Dialogues at the Edge of American Psychological Discourseby Heather Macdonald; David Goodman; Brian Becker

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 129.92

    This book explores the discipline of psychology through in-depth dialogues with scholars who have lived at the turbulent edges of mainstream psychology in the USA, and who have challenged the most cherished theoretical frameworks. It includes researchers whose work has been widely esteemed in recent decades, but has ultimately not been taken up to... more...

  • A Child's Mindby Muriel Beadle

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1970, parents and teachers were beginning to realise how very much earlier in life human intelligence develops than was previously thought. A child’s experience in its pre-school years largely determines its future academic progress; and environment and parental influence play a very great part in this. The author describes... more...

  • Contrary Imaginationsby Liam Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 110.00

    Originally published in 1966, Contrary Imaginations describes two types of clever schoolboy, the ‘converger’ and the ‘diverger’. The intellectual and personal differences between these two types are examined in detail. This description is then used as the foundation for a more general discussion of the motives which lead men and women into the Arts... more...

  • Empathyby Vanessa Lux; Sigrid Weigel

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book digs into the complex archaeology of empathy illuminating controversies, epistemic problems and unanswered questions encapsulated within its cross-disciplinary history. The authors ask how a neutral innate capacity to directly understand the actions and feelings of others becomes charged with emotion and moral values associated with... more...