Inside Psychology: A science over 50 years by Patrick Rabbitt

Inside Psychology: A science over 50 years

EditorPatrick Rabbitt

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Psychology is a comparatively young science. From its origins in the psychophysics laboratories of late 19th century Germany, it made great strides throughout the 20th century, and can now be considered one of the most rapidly growing of the sciences, as evidenced by the enormous growth atboth undergraduate level and research level. This book takes a step back to consider just how we got to where we are in psychology. It brings together some of the leading and most influential figures from the past 50 years, covering neuropsychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, perception, physiology and many others. Eachcontributor considers the path their own field has taken - both the advances, and the set-backs. They look at how their area has changed - how it might have been 'in vogue' one day, and out of fashion the next. The accounts are personal, witty, and provide a much needed stock-take of just wherepsychology stands at the start of the 21st century, and where it might be heading in the coming years.Highly accessible, the book will make fascinating reading for anyone at all interested in psychology and its history- from students upwards, as well as those more broadly interested in the study of the mind.

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Patrick Rabbitt is in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
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Title:Inside Psychology: A science over 50 yearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:December 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Patrick Rabbitt: Introduction1. Alan Allport: The ups and downs of cognitive psychology: attention and other 'executive functions'2. Alan Baddeley: Psychology in the 1950s: a personal view3. Robert A Boakes: Learning theory and the cognitive revolution 1961-19714. Vicki Bruce: Face recognition in our time5. Max Coltheart: Cognitive science now and then6. Fergus Craik: Aging memory - aging memories7. Anne Cutler: Psycholinguistics in our time8. Michael S Gazzaniga: Two brains; my life in science9. Richard Gregory: A perception of perception10. Miles Hewstone and Wolfgang Stroebe: Social psychology in our time: from 'fun and games' to grown-up science11. Glyn W Humphreys: Thirty years of object recognition12. Phil Johnson-Laird: Reasoning13. Donald Laming: Weber's Law14. Andrew Mayes: Fifty years of memory neuropsychology research: methods 5, theory 215. Michael Posner: Mental chronometry: long past, bright future16. Patrick Rabbitt: A life in grey areas: cognitive gerontology from 1950 to 200717. James Reason: From little slips to big disasters: an error quest18. John Ross: Visual perception 1950 - 200019. Andries Sanders: Human performance from then to now20. John Wearden: The perception of time21. Lawrence Weiskrantz: From effects to systems in neuropsychology22. Mark G Williams: Experimental psychopathology and psychological treatment