Pages: 222; Size: 8.5" x 11"
Series: Center for the History of Psychology Series
Originally published in 1994, An Illustrated History of American Psychology describes in words and illustrates with pictures many of the highlights of psychology's recent past. The text broadly organizes modern American psychology in three traditional epochs: its founding, its development, and its maturity.
Drawing from the rich resources of the Archives of the History of American Psychology at The University of Akron, archives at other universities, and commercial companies, Popplestone and McPherson include informal documents, historic laboratory equipment, older tests, and even frames from early films. Some illustrations show material directly related to the text, and some help to evoke a period or just delight and astonish.
It is not easy to achieve a pacesetter, but that is what An Illustrated History of American Psychology undoubtedly is. Assembled by the two indisputable experts in memorabilia of North American psychology, John A. Popplestone's and Marion White McPherson's volume is first and foremost a photographic collection of artifacts, individuals, events and occasions relating to the history of the century spanning 1875 to 1975. As such, it will be an absolute treasure chest to any historian of psychology.
—Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences