Rebels within the Ranks: Psychologists Critique of Scientific Authority and Democratic Realities in New Deal America by Katherine PandoraRebels within the Ranks: Psychologists Critique of Scientific Authority and Democratic Realities in New Deal America by Katherine Pandora

Rebels within the Ranks: Psychologists Critique of Scientific Authority and Democratic Realities in…

byKatherine PandoraEditorMitchell G. Ash

Paperback | August 22, 2002

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This book examines the work of social and personality psychologists who, in the 1930s, criticized the increasingly restrictive vision of scientific life being promoted by neobehaviorist social scientists. This critique has been overlooked by historians who have concentrated on the rise of neobehaviorism, rather than the challenges advanced by such "rebels within the ranks" as Gordon Allport, Gardner Murphy, and Lois Barclay Murphy. All three contributed to ongoing public and professional debates about democracy and the authority of scientific knowledge in New Deal America.
Title:Rebels within the Ranks: Psychologists Critique of Scientific Authority and Democratic Realities in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:August 22, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521524946

ISBN - 13:9780521524940

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Deep Context of Dissent: Jamesian Philosophy and Social Gospel Theology; 2. Challenging the Rule of the Game; 3. Defying the Law of Averages: Constructing a Science of Individuality; 4. The Pursuit of 'Impure' Science: Constructing a Science of Social Life; 5. Natural History and Psychological Habitats; 6. Exploratory Relativism and Patterns of Possibility; Conclusions; Endnotes.

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"...Pandora has produced a fine case study of the ways in which culture and science are constitutive of each other....Pandora has written a history that should be of interest to specialists as well as to historians of medicine and science." Joel Barslow, American Historical Review