A History of Psychology in Autobiography, Volume 7
Carl Murchison, Edwin Garrigues Boring, Gardner Lindzey
Clark University Press, 1930 - Autobiographies - 472 pages
"No doubt every chronic author-editor has some labor of love he finds gratifying for reasons unrelated to personal prestige, great scientific or scholarly contribution, or even financial reward. Perhaps most such addictions are associated with significant experiences early in the individual's academic life. This is certainly true for me and the series A History of Psychology in Autobiography. Should not every beginning graduate student in psychology be exposed to these accounts as an antidote for the antiseptic courses in experimental design and data analysis to which all are exposed? More important for all of us is the reminder, clear in these autobiographies, that important contributions to psychology can be derived from the most improbable settings and may take enormously varied forms. It seems a safe assertion that in every volume of this series there have been contributors who were totally unfamiliar with the work of other contributors. No need to dwell on those authors who were familiar with the work of other authors and held it in low regard! Psychologists--even academic psychologists--are a diverse lot"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved).
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