A History of Psychology in Autobiography, Volume 7

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Carl Murchison, Gardner Lindzey, Edwin Garrigues Boring
Clark University Press, 1930 - Autobiographies - 472 pages
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"History can be packaged in many forms. One of the most intimate and authentic of these is the autobiography. While events transcribed in this manner may suffer from the astigmatism imposed by personal needs and too little perspective, they are enormously enriched by the background factors and events in the writer's life that could only be known directly by him. Thus, if the autobiographer is willing, he can provide the student of history with information that is otherwise virtually unattainable. The chapters in this volume, as in the other volumes in the series, vary substantially in terms of how much they reveal of the subjective determinants and personal experiences surrounding the development of individual careers and psychology itself. At their best, however, they document much that could not have been recovered from the objective record"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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