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PSYC 480 - History of Psychology  

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Even the Rat was White: A Historical View of Psychology.
Robert Guthrie. 1998. 
BF105 G87 1998 - Historical role of African-Americans in Psychology.

The Great Psychologists from Aristotle to Freud
Robert I. Watson. 1968.
BF81. W35

A History of American Psychology in Notes and News, 1883-1945: An Index to Journal Sources. 1989.
Ref BF 108 U5 H5
Indexes smaller news items in journals not included in PsycINFO

History of Psychology in Autobiography. 
5 volumes. 1930-1967.           
BF 105 M8 --  73 autobiographies by major individuals in psychology.

Models of Achievement: Reflections of Eminent Women in Psychology. 1983.
BF 109.A1 M6

A Source Book in the History of Psychology, ed. by Herrnstein and Boring. 1965.       
Lilly Library Main BF 81.H4
A compendium of significant documents in the development of experimental and quantitative psychology, from 1650 into the early 1920s. Arranged by topic, each chapter traces the development of one important subject in experimental and quantitative psychology. The final chapter discusses the history of thinking about the nature of psychology itself.

Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook. 1990.
Ref BF 109.A1 W6.5 1990

If your focus is biographical, be sure to check the library catalog for books by or about your psychologist. 

Newspaper archives

  • The New York Times
    Coverage starts in 1851. This might be especially useful for biographical projects - look for obituaries!

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