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PSYC 6205 History and Systems of Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYC 6205 Required Course Readings

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Belzen, J.A.v. (2009). Taboo religion? A contextual analysis of the marginalization of German psychology of religion, Journal of Psychology, 217(2), 85–94.

Benjafield, J. G. (2008). Revisiting Wittgenstein on Köhler and gestalt psychology. Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences, 44(2), 99–118.

Brooks-Gunn, J., & Duncan-Johnson, A. D. (2006). G. Stanley Hall’s contribution to science, practice and policy: The child study, parent education, and child welfare movements. History of Psychology, 9(3), 247–258.

Campos, R., Jaco-Vilia, A., & Massimi, M. (2010). Historiography of psychology in Brazil: Pioneer works, recent developments, History of Psychology, 13(3), 250–276.

Carmicheal, L. L. (1926). Sir Charles Bell: A contribution to the history of physiological psychology. Psychological Review, 33(3), 188–217.

Chandler, M. J. (2009). Piaget on Piaget. British Journal of Psychology, 100(1a), 225–228.

Croce, P. J. (2010). Reaching beyond Uncle William: A century of William James in theory and in life. History of Psychology, 13(4), 351–377.

DeGrandpré, R. J., & Buskist, W. (2000). Behaviorism and neobehaviorism. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology, Vol. 1 (pp. 388–393). Washington, D.C.

Fallace, T. D. (2008). John Dewey and the savage mind: Uniting anthropological, psychological and pedagogical thought, 1894–1902. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 44(4), 335–349.

Fancher, R. E. (2000). Lock, John. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology, Vol. 5 (pp. 66­­–68). Washington, D. C. American Psychological Association.

Goddard, M. J. (2012). On certain similarities between mainstream psychology and the writings of B. F. Skinner. The Psychological Record, 62(3), 563–575.

Gone, J.P. (2011). Is psychological science a-cultural? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(3), 234–242.

Gredler, M. E. (2009). Hiding in plain sight: The stages of mastery/self-regulation in Vygotsky’s cultural-historical theory. Educational Psychologist, 44(1), 1–19.

Green, A. (2012). On construction in Freud’s work. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 93(5), 1238–1248.

Hatala, A. R. (2010). Frankl & Freud: Friend or foe? Towards cultural & developmental perspectives of theoretical ideologies. Psychology & Society, 3(1), 1-25.

Hoskovcová, S., Hoskovec, J., Plháková, A., Sebeck, M., Švancara, J., & VoboĊ™il, D. (2010). Historiography of Czech psychology. History of Psychology, 13(3), 309–334.

Johanson, G. J. (2010). Response to “Existential theory and our search for spirituality” by Eliason, Samide, Williams, and Lepore. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 12(2), 112–117.

Kaitaro, T. (2001). Biological and epistemological models of localization in the nineteenth century: From Gall to Charcot. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 10(3), 262–276.

Kaplan, C. M. (2010). Navigating trauma in Joseph Conrad’s Victory: A voyage from Sigmund Freud to Philip M. Bromberg. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 20(4), 441–448.

Kato, H. (2005). Zen and psychology. Japanese Psychological Research, 47(2), 125–136.

Koppes, L. L. (1997). American female pioneers of industrial and organizational psychology during the early years. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82(4), 500–515.

Lazar, R. M., & Mohr, J. P. (2011). Revisiting the contributions of Paul Broca to the study of aphasia. Neuropsychology Review, 21(3), 236–239.

Leary, D. E. (2009). Between Peirce (1878) and James (1898): G. Stanley Hall, the origins of pragmatism, and the history of psychology. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 45(1), 5–20.

Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H. (2013). A developmental evolutionary framework for psychology. Review of General Psychology, 17(2), 184–189.

Linden, S. C., Hess, V., & Jones, E. (2012). The neurological manifestations of trauma: Lessons from World War I. European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience, 262(3), 253–­264.

Martin, J., & Sugarman, J. (2009). Does interpretation in psychology differ from interpretation in natural science? Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 39(1), 19–37.

Menaker, E. (1998). Otto Rank's conception of the will. Journal of Religion & Health, 37(1), 9–14.

Moore, J. (2008). A critical appraisal of contemporary approaches in the quantitative analysis of behavior. The Psychological Record, 58(4), 641–663.

Moore, J. (2011). Behaviorism. The Psychological Record, 61(3), 449–463.

Moskowitz, M. J. (1977). Hugo Münsterberg: A study in the history of applied psychology. American Psychologist, 32(10), 824–842.

Nicolas, S., & Levine, Z. (2012). Beyond intelligence testing: Remembering Alfred Binet after a century. European Psychologist, 17(4), 320–325.

Obaid, F. P. (2012). Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Debates and confrontations about anxiety and birth. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 93(3), 449–471.

Obukhova, L. F. (2012). Vygotsky and developmental psychology in his and our time. Cultural-Historical Psychology, (1), 51–58.

Robinson, D. K. (2010). Fechner’s “inner psychophysics.” History of Psychology, 13(4), 424–433.

Sarris, V. (2010). Relational psychophysics: Messages from Ebbinghaus’ and Wertheimer’s work. Philosophical Psychology, 23(2), 207–216.

Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihlayi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55(1), 5–14.

Sutton, E. K. (2012). Interpreting “mind-cure”: William James and the “chief task . . . of the science of human nature.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 48(2), 115–133.

Van Tilburg, W. P., & Igou, E. R. (2011). On the meaningfulness of existence: When life salience boosts adherence to worldviews. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(6), 740–750.

Waterman, A. S. (2013). The humanistic psychology-positive psychology divide: Contrasts in philosophical foundations. American Psychologist, 68(3), 124–133.

Wong, W. (2009). Retracing the footsteps of Wilhelm Wundt: Explorations in the disciplinary frontiers of psychology and in Völkerpsychologie. History of Psychology, 12(4), 229–265.