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History of Psychology

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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.
CPA Section 25: History and Philosophy of Psychology
Section of the Canadian Psychological Association is devoted to the study of the history of psychology.
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.
The University of Toronto Museum of Psychological Instruments
This site showcases the instruments used in "the earliest research and teaching program in experimental psychology in Canada.".
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.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Site provides an overview of some of Schopenhauer's contributions.
Erich Fromm
This site about Erich Fromm includes information about his life and work, links to the International Fromm Society, and online readings of articles he has written.
Eugen Bleuler
Site provides a brief biography of Eugen Bleuler. He was the first to use the term "schizophrenia."
Famous Figures in Psychology
Site provides links to websites about influential people in psychology.
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.
Jean Piaget
This article provides a brief summary of Piaget, the creator of an influential developmental theory.
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.
John Broadus Watson, I-O Psychologist
This interesting article briefly reviews Watson's career and discusses his methods in the advertising world.
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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