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PSY 308: History of Psychology (Karwoski)

Use this guide to find resources related to the history of psychology


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Selected Biographies

Angell, James Rowland

Angell, J. B. (1971). The reminiscences of James Burrill Angell. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press.

Binet, Alfred

Wolf, T. H. Alfred Binet. (1973). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Brentano, Franz

Velarde-Mayol. (2000). On Brentano. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Cattell, James McKeen

Cattell, James McKeen. (1981). An education in psychology: James McKeen Cattell's jounral and letters from Germany and England. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 

Darwin, Charles

Bowler, P. J. (1990). Charles Darwin: The man and his influence. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Eldredge, N. (2005). Darwin: Discovering the tree of life. New York: Norton.

Keynes, R. (2002). Darwin, his daughter, and human evolution. New York: Riverhead.

Descartes, Rene

Clarke, D. M. (2006). Descartes: A biography. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gaukroger, S. (1995). Descartes: An intellectual biography. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dewey, John

Martin, J. (2002). The education of John Dewey: A biography. New York: Columbia University Press.

Fechner, Gustav Theodor

Heidelberger, M. (2004). Nature from within: Gustav Theodor Fechner and his psychophysical worldview. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Galilei, Galileo

Reston, J. (1994). Galileo: A life. New York: HarperCollins.

Shea, W. R. (2003). Galileo in Rome : the rise and fall of a troublesome genius. New York: Oxford University Press.

Galton, Francis

Bulmer, M. G. (2003). Francis Galton: Pioneer of heredity and biometry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Gilbreth, Lillian Moller

Gilbreth, F. B. (1948). Cheaper by the Dozen. New York: T. Y. Crowell.

Lancaster, J. (2004). Making time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth: A life beyond "Cheaper by the Dozen." Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Goddard, Henry Herbert

Zenderland, L. (1998). Measuring minds: Henry Herbert Goddard and the origins of American intelligence testing. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hall, Granville Stanley

Ross, D. (1972). G. Stanley Hall: The psychologist as prophet. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Helmholtz, Hermann von

Cahan, D. (Ed.) (1993). Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science. Berkley: University of California Press.

Hollingworth, Leta Stetter

Miller, R. (1990). Leta Stetter Hollingworth: Pioneer woman of psychology [videorecording]. Milwaukee, WI: Alverno College.

James, William

Lewis, R. W. B. (1991). The Jameses: A family narrative. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Richardson, R. D. (2006). William James: In the maelstrom of American modernism. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Simon, L. (1996). William James remembered. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Loeb, Jacques

Rasmussen, Charles. (1998). Jacques Loeb : his science and social activism and their philosophical foundations. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.

Mill, John Stuart

Capaldi, N. (2004). John Stuart Mill: A biography. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Mill, J. S. (1960). Autobiography of John Stuart Mill: Published from the original manuscript in the Columbia University library. New York: Columbia University Press.

Morgan, Christiana

Douglas, C. (1993). Translate this darkness: The life of Christiana Morgan. (BF 109.M674 D68 1993)

Munsterberg, Hugo

Hale, M. (1980). Human science and social order: Hugo Munsterberg and the origins of applied psychology. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich

Babkin, Boris Petrovich. (1949). Pavlov: a biography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Scott, Walter Dill

Lynch, E. C. (1968). Walter Dill Scott: Pioneer in personnel management. Austin: University of Texas, Bureau of Business Research.

Spencer, Herbert

Weinstein, D. (1998). Equal freedom and utility: Herbert Spencer's liberal utilitarianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thorndike, Edward Lee

Joncich, Geraldine M. The sane positivist: a biography of Edward L. Thorndike. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Titchener, E. B.

Leys, R., & Evans, R. B. (Eds.) (1990). Defining American psychology: The correspondence between Adolf Meyer and Edward Bradford Titchener. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Wallace, Alfred Russel

Raby, P. (2001). Alfred Russel Wallace: A life. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Shermer, M. (2002). In Darwin's shadow: The life and science of Alfred Russel Wallace. New York: Oxford University Press.

Slotten, R. (2004). The heretic in Darwin's court: The life of Alfred Russel Wallace. New York: Columbia University Press.

Witmer, Lightner

McReynolds, P. (1997). Lightner Witmer: His life and times. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wolfe, Harry Kirke

Benjamin, L. T., Jr. (1991). Harry Kirke Wolfe: Pioneer in Psychology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Wundt, Wilhelm

Rieber, R. W. & Robinson, D. K. (Eds). (2001). Wilhelm Wundt in history: The making of a scientific psychology. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.


Cordon, L. A. (Ed.) (2005) Popular psychology: An encyclopedia.  Ref. BF31 .C715 2005

Fagan, T. K., & Warden, P. G. (Eds.) (1996) Historical encyclopedia of school psychology. Ref. LB1027.55 .H57 1996

Gall, S., Beins, B., & Feldman, A. J. (Eds.) (1996) The Gale encyclopedia of psychology. Ref. BF31 .G35 1996





Catalog search for UNLV Libraries books on the history of psychology

Christensen, A.L., Goldberg, E., & Bougakov, D. (2009). Luria's legacy in the 21st century. (RC348 .L87 2009)

Gould, Stephen Jay. (1996). The Mismeasure of man. (BF431 .G68 1996)

Hilgard, E.R. (Ed.). (1978). American psychology in historical perspective: Addresses of the presidents of the American Psychological Association, 1892-1977. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Lakoff, R.T., & Coyne, J.C. (1993). Father knows best: The use and abuse of power in Freud's case of Dora. (RC534 .L35 1993)

O'Connell, A.N. & Russo, N.F. (Eds.). (1983-) Models of achievement: Reflections of eminent women in psychology. New York: Columbia University Press.  (BF109.A1 M6 1983 vols 1-3)

Richards, G. (1997). Race, racism and psychology: Towards a reflexive history. (BF76.45 .R53 1997)

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