History and Systems / The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA / Jeffrey S. Kaye, Ph.D.

Relevant Links

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Interesting readings (mostly on topics not to be covered in class):

"On Community During the College Years" -- Streaming videos of Nevitt Sanford speaking at UC Berkeley (1984)

The Psychology of Controversy, by E. Boring (1929)
(Address of the President before the American Psychological Association at New York, December 28, 1928)

Entry on Karl Popper in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online)

The British Independents: A Brief History (and entry into website for the British Psychoanalytic Society)

Scholarship and the History of the Behavioural Sciences, by Robert M. Young (1966)

Biography: The Basic Discipline for Human Science, by R. M. Young (1986)

Memories of Melanie Klein: An Interview with Betty Joseph (2001)

And in the spirit of reading one's opponents:

A. R. Jensen, “The Debunking of Scientific Fossils and Straw Persons”, Contemporary Education Review, (1982) 

On the controversy over the serotonin or monoamine hypothesis re the origins of depression, a good summary can be found at:

Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, Ch. 4 (an excerpt) -- It's worth reading the bulk of this report (in your spare time, of course)

 

Organizations:

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

Society for the History of Psychology
(Also known as Division 26, American Psychological Association)

The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

Miscellany (databases, etc.):

Today in the History of Psychology (an APA historical database)

AmoebaWeb (History of Psychology database, with dozens of links to classic essays and books, including works by Broca, Chomsky, Freud, Harlow, James, Perls, Rogers, Watson, and Wundt, to name only a few)

Links to Psychological Society Websites on the Internet

History of Philosophy and Psychology Web Resources (offered by Division 26 of the APA)

Philosophical Dictionary of Voltaire


"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man
with all his noble qualities, with sympathy which feels for the most
debased, with benevolence which extends not only to other men but to
the humblest living creature, with his god-like intellect which has
penetrated into the movements and constitution of the solar system-
with all these exalted powers -- Man still bears in his bodily frame the
indelible stamp of his lowly origin."
C. Darwin, Descent of Man, Part II

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