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Constructing Scientific Psychology
Karl Lashley's Mind-Brain Debates

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Part of Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology

  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027779

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  • Constructing Scientific Psychology is the first full-scale interpretation of the life and work of the major American neuropsychologist Karl Lashley. It sets Lashley's research at the heart of two controversies that polarized the American life and human sciences in the first half of the twentieth century. These concerned the relationship between "mind" and "brain" and the relative roles of "nature" and "nurture" in shaping behavior and intelligence. The book explodes the myth of Lashley's neuropsychology as a fact-driven, "pure" science by arguing that a belief in the power of heredity and a nativist and deeply conservative racial ideology informed every aspect of his theory and practice.

    • A full-scale interpretation of the life and work of a major twentieth-century scientist
    • Integrates the history of psychology with the history of biology
    • Treats science as inseparable from its social/cultural context and questions the myth of pure science
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    "In this fascinating book, Nadine M. Weidman throws new light on the cross-currents and controversies that characterized the teething decades of scientific psychology. Weidman's courtesy and balanced perspective never falters. The book's ideal mix of measured distance and intimate insight makes it a trustworthy and valuable analysis. The book is an excellent introduction to a formative time whose afterglow and ideational fallout can still be felt. Weidman herself alludes to this, noting that Lashley's legacy is a mixed one." Zoltan L. Torey, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

    "...this book covers some interesting features of Lashley's life which are unlikely to be found in the textbooks. It is features like these which make this such an illuminating book. Nadine Weidman has produced a thoroughly enjoyalbe account of Lashley's life and research career. I wyould highly recommend it to psychology and biology students, and to anyone interested in understanding the history of the mind-brain debate." Chemistry & Industry

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027779
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.365kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Lashley and Jennings: the origins of a hereditarian
    2. Lashley, Watson, and the meaning of behaviorism
    3. The pursuit of a neutral science
    4. Neuropsychology and hereditarianism
    5. Psychobiology and progressivism
    6. Psychobiology and its discontents: the Lashley–Herrick debate
    7. Hull and psychology as a social science
    8. Intelligence testing and thinking machines: the Lahley–Hull debate
    9. Pure psychology
    10. Public science and private life
    11. Genetics, race biology, and depoliticization
    Epilogue: Lashley and American neuropsychology
    Appendix: archives holding Lashley material
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Nadine M. Weidman, Harvard University, Massachusetts

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