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American Psychology 1900-1922

American Psychology 1900-1922 by Various

American Psychology 1900-1922 is an insightful collection of essays that provides a comprehensive overview of the development of psychology in the United States during the early 20th century. The various contributors cover a wide range of topics, including the emergence of behaviorism, the influence of Freudian psychoanalysis, and the establishment of psychology as a legitimate scientific discipline.

One of the strengths of this book is its interdisciplinary approach, as the essays draw on a variety of historical and intellectual perspectives to analyze the key figures and ideas that shaped American psychology during this pivotal period. Additionally, the book sheds light on lesser-known figures and movements that have often been overshadowed by more prominent psychologists like William James and John B. Watson.

Overall, American Psychology 1900-1922 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of psychology and the intellectual currents that influenced its development in the United States. The essays are well-researched and engaging, making this book a must-read for students and scholars alike.

Book Description:
This is the first of what is intended to be three projects featuring journal articles which chart the development of psychology as an academic discipline in the United States during the twentieth century. This first collection begins with an appraisal of functionalism by William James and takes in: early contributions to educational psychology; works of early feminist psychologists; discussions of behaviourism and pragmatism. Also included is Watson and Rayner's famous 1920 "Little Albert" study.

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