Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology, Volume 6

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Gregory A. Kimble, Donald A. Dewsbury, Michael Wertheimer, Charlotte White
American Psychological Association, 2006 - Psychology - 320 pages
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This sixth book in the Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology Series preserves the diversity that has characterized earlier volumes as it brings to life psychologists who have made substantial contributions to the field of the history of psychology. These 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. Several of the chapters are based on the author's personal acquaintance with a pioneer, and new, previously unavailable information about these luminaries is presented in this volume.
 
Each of these volumes provides glimpses into the personal and scholarly lives of 20 giants in the history of psychology. Prominent scholars provide chapters on a pioneer who made important contributions in their own area of expertise. A special section in each volume provides portraits of the editors and authors, containing interesting information about the relationship between the pioneers and the psychologists who describe them. Utilizing an informal, personal, sometimes humorous, style of writing, the books will appeal to students and instructors interested in the history of psychology. Each of the six volumes in this series contains different profiles, thereby bringing more than 120 of the pioneers in psychology more vividly to life.

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About the author (2006)

Donald A. Dewsbury was born in Brooklyn, New York and received an A.B. degree from Bucknell University in 1961. After completing his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Michigan, he spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the faculty of the University of Florida since 1966, having achieved the rank of Professor in 1973. Through much of his career he has been a comparative psychologist with a special interest in the evolution of reproductive and social behavior. In recent years, his interests have shifted to the history of psychology. He is the author or editor of 14 books, including Comparative Animal Behavior (1978), Comparative Psychology in the Twentieth Century (1984), and Monkey Farm: A History of the Yerkes Laboratories of Primate Biology, 1930-1965 (2006). In addition, he has published more than 350 articles and book chapters. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association's Divisions 1, 2, 6, and 26, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, and the Animal Behavior Society. He has served as President of the Animal Behavior Society and the APA's Divisions 6 and 26. He is the historian for Divisions 1, 6, and 26, the Psychonomic Society, and the Animal Behavior Society.

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