Harry Levi Hollingworth was one of the pioneers in the field known today as industrial-organizational psychology. He was the author of more than 20 books and 100 scientific and theoretical articles.The Center for the History of Psychology will soon be releasing his previously unpublished autobiography, consisting of two volumes unearthed in our collections.
These volumes provide an intimate account of the life and career of a very successful applied researcher who claims, in this autobiography, that the applied problems to which he devoted virtually his entire life were never of interest to him and that he did such work only for the money. The paradox of this claim offers considerable insight into the prejudices faced by applied scientists and illustrates how Hollingworth tried to separate himself from his own accomplishments.
The two volumes will be released in 2012.
|In 1995, the CHP began creating a series of posters highlighting various people, places, ideas, and practices in the history of psychology. To date, we have produced 14 posters.|
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Walter Miles and His 1920 Grand Tour of European Physiology and Psychology LaboratoriesUniversity of Akron Press, 2010Edited by: C. James Goodwin and Lizette Royer
From April through August of 1920, psychologist Walter R. Miles (1885–1978) visited fifty-seven laboratories and institutes in nine different countries throughout Europe, documented his journey in exquisite detail, and gathered the information into a highly detailed report of more than three hundred pages. The report, never formally published, is now available in print, and title provides unique information about the workings of major centers of physiological and psychological research in early twentieth-century Europe. The book is introduced by C. James Goodwin, a renowned Miles scholar.
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Each year, the CHP sponsors a booth in the exhibit hall at the meeting of the American Psychological Association. Posters, books, and products are given away through a random draw. Be sure to stop by in Orlando in 2012!
Students pose with Bandura’s Bobo Doll at the 2010 CHP Exhibit in San Diego.
Learn more about Harry and Leta Hollingworth and view film footage from their 1938 summer road trip on the CHP blog.