A History of psychology in autobiography, Volume 9

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Gardner Lindzey, William McKinley Runyan
American Psychological Association, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages
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"The autobiographies in this volume, and in the series as a whole, can be used to illuminate the history of different areas of psychology. No story is more often told in the history of psychology than the shift from behaviorism to cognitive psychology and to social cognitive approaches. This is a story told both within personality and social psychology and in cognitive neuroscience. Both cognitive psychology and social cognitive approaches want to differentiate themselves from radical behaviorism--once seen as the scientific cutting edge but now seen as excessively reductionistic--and to ally with the study of cognitive processes. Autobiographies can provide a valuable perspective on the network of persons, publications, interpersonal relationships, and departmental politics out of which different traditions in psychology have been and are being formed. Although autobiographies can shed light on some of these processes and events and need to be critically evaluated, much remains unknown"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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