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Title Thick description and fine texture : studies in the history of psychology / edited by David B. Baker
Edition First edition
Published Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 249 pages)
Contents Thirty-five years of archival achievement : essays in honor of John A. Popplestone and Marion White McPherson / David B. Baker -- Introduction : Looking backward / John A. Popplestone and Marion White McPherson -- "Microhistory" and the history of psychology : "thick description" and "the fine texture of the past" / Michael M. Sokal -- Interviewing as a tool of the trade : a not-very-satisfactory bottom line / John C. Burnham -- Harry Hollingworth and the shame of applied psychology / Ludy T. Benjamin Jr. -- An insider's look at experimental psychology in America : the diaries of Walter Miles / C. James Goodwin -- Contextualizing documents, data, and controversies : working with the Henry Herbert Goddard papers / Leila Zenderland -- Three decades of historical and archival research on psychology and religion / Hendrika Vande Kemp -- Whatever happened to the brass and glass? The rise of statistical "instruments" in psychology, 1900-1950 / Ryan D. Tweney -- Archival adventures in the history of comparative psychology / Donald A. Dewsbury -- A tale of two institutions : York University's history of psychology program and the archives of the history of American psychology / Raymond E. Fancher
Summary The essays contained in this volume offer a unique and personal perspective on the archival research process in the history of psychology. Celebrating the achievements of John A. Popplestone and Marion White McPherson, founders of the Archives of the History of American Psychology at The University of Akron in 1965, nine leading scholars describe the value, frustration, and satisfaction inherent in the archival process in the history of psychology. The essays provide valuable information on modern historiography in the history of psychology and the construction of historical narrative based on archival resources
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index
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Subject Psychology -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Festschrift.
Form Electronic book
Author Baker, David B.
ISBN 1935603426 (electronic bk.)
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