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The Science of Psychology

The Principia Press was established to publish the works of noted psychologist J.R. Kantor (1888–1984). Proceeds from sales support The Center for the History of Psychology, housed at The University of Akron.

This volume presents the data and interpretations of the psychological domain as the contents of a natural science. As a natural science, psychology departs radically from the… >>Read more

The Scientific Evolution of Psychology

The Principia Press was established to publish the works of noted psychologist J.R. Kantor (1888–1984). Proceeds from sales support The Center for the History of Psychology, housed at The University of Akron.

In Volume I, the author describes the career of psychology as one of the sciences that has evolved in Western European culture. The historical naturalistic view of psychology … >>Read more

The Search for the Ultimate Sink

Whether it comes by air, by land, or by water, pollution has long plagued the American city. And for just as long, the question of how to deal with urban wastes has taxed the minds of scientists, engineers, and public officials—and the pocketbooks of ordinary citizens.

For more than twenty years, Joel A. Tarr has written about the issues of urban pollution. In this collection of h… >>Read more

Sex and Gender in Biomedicine

Sex and gender in biomedicine are innovative research concepts of theoretical and clinical medicine that enable a better understanding of health and disease, evidence-based knowledge, effective therapies, and better health outcomes for women and men. Gender medicine, which focuses on the impact of gender on human physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features of diseases, stimulates new way… >>Read more

Simmer Dim

Simmer Dim is a book of roots and epiphanies, of travels that become an inward journey as the poet searches for origins familial and literary, finally discovering what Eliot found in his Four Quartets: "And the end of all our exploration / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time."

Though the poems take us to many landscapes (in France, Greece, I… >>Read more

Spoken among the Trees

“I am a native but not exactly at home,” says the speaker near the end of “The Song of the Weed Witch,” a declaration that echoes through Jeff Gundy's Spoken among the Trees. Gundy is restless in body and spirit—and in poetic form—a compulsive explorer through the flatlands of Ohio and Indiana. On one level, he seeks out “the green, astonishing w… >>Read more

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

100th Anniversary edition celebrates the National Historic Landmark

New edition. New images. New text.

As a boy who grew up in Akron, F. A. Seiberling tramped the fields and woods outside of the city, hunting the area where stone had once been quarried. Even then, the dramatic views of the Cuyahoga Valley, natural vistas that spread before him like paintings, woul… >>Read more

Steps in Time

In the early years of the twentieth century, when technological advancements like the Model-T were changing the nature of the American landscape and the assembly line was impacting workers’ leisure activities, individuals with remarkable foresight began the process of creating natural havens for the “comfort and welfare of the citizens.” In 1921, the Akron Metropolitan Park Di… >>Read more

Strong in the Broken Places

Who was George Everett Ross, and why is his story worth telling? Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio, the largest congregation in the state's diocese, Ross was at once a brilliant preacher who could move his listeners with the gospel of transfiguring grace and a deeply flawed human being who stirred controversy among his parishioners. Not only a crusader for the addicted and th… >>Read more

Summit's Glory

Summit's Glory is George Knepper's eloquent personal history of The University of Akron. In this series of vignettes, he draws on 40 years as student, faculty member, administrator, and University Historian to discuss the University's evolution over a century and a quarter. Summit's Glory will appeal to readers with ties to The University of Akron and to others who enjoy the refle… >>Read more

The Sunday Game

In the most complete and compelling account of the origins of professional football, The Sunday Game tells the stories of all the teams that played independent football in the small towns and industrial cities of the Midwest, from early in the twentieth century to the beginning of the National Football League shortly after the end of World War I. The foundations of what is now the most p… >>Read more

Superintending Democracy

This timely book is a diverse collection of essays by nationally recognized scholars, politicians, and lawyers that challenges the popular myth that the U.S. Supreme Court is an apolitical institution. It analyzes the manner in which the U.S. Supreme Court superintends the electoral process through its judicial decision-making.

As a provocative study of the intersection between law and … >>Read more