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History of Psychology


Influential People

Behaviourism: The Early Years
Article provides a history of the development of behaviourism.
Burying Freud: The Website
Professor R. C. Tallis provides a critical perspective on the contributions of Freud and psychoanalysis.
Classics in the History of Psychology
The texts to many classic psychology articles are available at this site.
Gestalt Therapy and Psychology
Article provides some history of Gestalt therapy and Gestalt psychology.
History of Influences in the Development of Intelligence Theory and Testing
Article provides information about people who have made influential contributions to intelligence theory and testing.
History of Psychology Daily Calendar
Calendar chronicles key events in the history of psychology.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Site provides a number of articles describing the lives and works of many influential people throughout the history of philosophy and psychology.
Memory: A Contribution to Experimental Psychology
This article is about Ebbinghaus' famous experiment about memory and learning.
Milestones in Neuroscience Research
This site provides a detailed timeline of the major events that occurred during the history of neuroscience.
The Nature of Love
Article discusses love and Harlow's famous experiment involving wire mesh monkey mothers.
The Story of a Mental Hospital: Fulbourn, 1858-1983
This e-book describes the changes that have occurred in the conditions of mental hospitals from 1858-1983.
Theoretical Roots of Early Behaviorism
Article discusses "functionalism, the critique of introspection, and the nature and evolution of consciousness."

Influential People

Albert Bandura
Site provides a "biographical sketch" of Albert Bandura.
Eugen Bleuler
Site provides a brief biography of Eugen Bleuler. He was the first to use the term "schizophrenia."
Important People and Discoveries in Psychology
PBS provides brief biographies and short synopses of people and events that played a significant role in the development of psychology.
Important Scientists in the Early Development of Comparative Cognition
This site provides information about Darwin, Romanes, Morgan, Thorndike, Pavlov, Kohler, Lorenz, Skinner, and the theories they developed.
John Broadus Watson and Psychology From the Standpoint of a Behaviorist
This article discusses the life of John Watson and the impact his theories had in the development of psychology.
The Husserl Page
Site provides a biography of Husserl, as well as an archives and some on-line texts.
William James
Site provides links to many articles related to topics that William James theorized about.

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