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The idea for this book ?rst emerged from a symposium invited by - vision 1 of the American Psychological Association (APA) that was c- ceived by Lewis Lipsitt, who was president of the Division in 2000. The symposium,“Re?ectionsintheMirrorofPsychology’sPast,”chairedby co-editor, Thomas Dalton was organized to pay tribute to John Popp- stone and Marion McPherson, who founded the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron, Ohio in 1965. The panel included John Popplestone, my co-editor, Rand Evans and Robert Wozniak, who have contributed chapters to this book. John and Marion, who both served as past presidents of Division 26 of the History of P- chology, retired in 1999 and turned the leadership of the collection over to its new director, David Baker. They were honored at that time by the APAwithaPresidentialCitationfortheirachievementsandweregivena FestschriftinApril2000hostedbytheAkronarchivesattendedbyseveral distinguishedpsychologiststhatincludedLewisLipsitt,LudyT. Benjamin andJohnBurnham. Anhonoraryfundalsowasestablishedintheirnames for individual donations. Sadly, Marion passed away shortly afterward, butherspiritanddeterminationliveonattheAkronarchives. JohnandMarion’stirelesseffortstomakethisatrulygreatrepository areindicatedbythesheersizeofthecollection. Thearchivenowpossesses thepapersofmorethan700psychologistsandtherecordsofmorethan100 psychology journals. It has stored 700 kinds of psychological apparatus and testing instruments, 3000 rare photos and nearly 153 miles of child development?lms,examplesofwhicharewonderfullydisplayedintheir popularbook,AnIllustratedHistoryofAmericanPsychology. LudyBenjamin, who spent countless productive hours researching the Akron archives, vii viii PREFACE perhapsbestdescribedJohnandMarion’spioneeringcontribution,when hewrote: So one can argue that the time was right for someone to have the historicalconsciousnesstorecognizetheneedforacentralarchivefor psychology. I want to emphasize the word vision. . . Vision is a rare commodity. Inthiscontextitmeanstoseethingsinwaysthatnoone elsedoes. Itmeanstobeabletoseeinlongstretches,tolookbeyond your own time and see needs that no one else may anticipate.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »brain - cognitive science - developmental psychology - history of psychology - psychology
Part 1. Reconstructing Psychology’s Founding and Growth: New Growth from Phantom Limbs: Tenuous Attributions to Our Predecessors. Rand B. Evans. Lost Classics and Forgotten Contributors: James Mark Baldwin as a Case Study in the Disappearance and Rediscovery of Ideas. Robert H. Wozniak. Reinventing the Past Through Reinterpretation: Reflections on the History of Psychology – 35 Years in the Trenches. John A. Popplestone. High Impact Research Programs in Psychology: Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects. Dean Keith Simonton. Tracking Trends in Psychological Science: An Empirical Analysis of the History of Psychology. Jessica L. Tracy, Richard W. Robins, and Samuel D. Gosling.-
Part 2. Comparative Psychology: Becoming Big Frogs in a Small Pond: On Gaining Eminence in Comparative Psychology. Donald A. Dewsbury. The Psychology of Homo Sapiens: Changing Comparative Perspectives. Michael C. Corballis and Stephen E.G. Lea.-
Part 3. Cognitive Science and Consciousness: How Otto Selz Became a Forerunner of the Cognitive Revolution. Pieter J. van Strien and Erik Faas. Consciousness Regained: The Scientific Restoration of Mind and Brain. Thomas C. Dalton and Bernard J. Baars.-
Part 4. Pragmatism, Individual and Social Development: Myrtle McGraw, the Maturation Debate and Aftermath. Thomas C. Dalton. The Contemporary Reconstruction of Developmental Psychology. Sheldon H. White.-
Part 5. Career Pathways and Professional Impact: Breaking the Silence: Helen Bradford Thompson Woolley. Katherine S. Milar.-
Part 6: The Dynamics of Scientific and Cultural Change: Prominence, Schools of Thought and Social Transformation. Thomas C. Dalton.