Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology - General
History and Systems of Psychology - Specific
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These are specific links on different topics in the field.
- Plato: Republic 29, The Allegory of the Cave in Book 7 of The Republic
- Plato: Phaedo - Look for the discussion of the relation between the body and the soul, the soul's possession of knowledge, knowledge as recollection, and related matters.
- Plato: Phaedrus - Look for the discussion of the myth of souls, the chariot analogy, and recollection.
- Aristotle's De Anima (On the Soul) Book I - Aristotle's account of other people's ideas about the soul
- Aristotle's De Anima (On the Soul) Book II - Aristotle's own idea of the soul
- Aristotle's De Anima (On the Soul) Book III - the functions and faculties of the soul
- Aristotle (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
- Hippocrates On the Sacred Disease -- The ancient physician explains epilepsy and shows some of his view of the mind in the process
- Galen's On the Natural Faculties -- The great physician's views on the mind's capabilities
- Augustine of Hippo - read the text on this page and choose the link "Confessions" at the bottom. Read portions of the book to explore Augustine's concepts of free will, desire, reason, and faith.
- Islamic History
- Aquinas, Summa Theologica, First Part of the Second Part - Read sections on "Human Acts," "Passions," and "Habits"
- Humanism (Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture)
- Humanism (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
- A Distant Tradition - provides information about Renaissance psychologists Juan Luis Vives (1492-1538), Gomez Pereira (1500-1552?), and Juan Huarte de San Juan (c. 1530-1589). ``Juan Huarte (y Navarro)'' is a page devoted to the last of these (listing his dates as ca. 1530 - 1592).
Imagination, Eliminativism, and the Pre-History of Consciousness -- Nigel J. T. Thomas's paper on medieval ideas of consciousness and their implications
- Kant's Categories compared with Aristotle's - how Kant said the mind was organized, in which you can see his counter to Hume's claim that cause-and-effect is in the mind rather than in the world
- Romanticism and the revolt against Newtonianism - Dr Andrew Gregory's lecture handout, Department of Science and Technology Studies University College London (download as a MSWord document)
- Friedrich Joseph Schelling - Schelling was a leader of German Naturphilosophie. This link goes to Lecture Three, ©1997 by Eiichi Shimomissé, from the course History of the 19th Century European Philosophy, Centre for Philosophy and Phenomenological Studies, California State University Dominguez Hills.
- The History of Phrenology on the Web - John van Wyhe's excellent collection of materials on this Victorian science of brain and individual differences
- Talking Heads - Boston's Countway Library web site about phrenology in Boston
Skot Jervis' "The History and Contributions of Charles Darwin"
- a project for KSC's History and Systems of Psychology course in 1998
- The Human Nature Daily Review - News in Brain and Behavioral Sciences - includes links to free electronic versions of books by Darwin, James, and others
- "Saving Us from Darwin" - Frederick C. Crews discusses "creation science" while reviewing books on in the New York Review of Books for October 4, 2001. "Saving Us from Darwin, Part II" continues the discussion in the October 18 issue.
- The Writings of Charles Darwin on the Web - site maintained by John van Wyhe, Ph.D. for the British Library
- New exhibit explores Darwin Article from the Pasadena, California,
Star-News about an exhibit of Darwin's work and some of his documents
and papers, with accompanying picture.
- Statistical inquiries into the efficacy of prayer - An article by Francis Galton published in 1972 illustrating his methodology and great interest in measuring things
- Euginics links - overviews and bibliographies regarding the eugenics movement
Eugenics museum exhibit at the International Center of Photography
- Fechner, Elements of Psychophysics, sections VII and XIV
- Wundt Outlines of Psychology: Introduction 1. Problem of psychology
- Wundt Outlines of Psychology: 2. General Theories of Psychology
- Wundt Outlines of Psychology: 3. Methods of psychology
- Wundt Outlines of Psychology: Part II. Psychical Compounds §13. Emotions
- a page of links to US colleges and universities founded in the late 19th century which were significant in the history of American psychology
- ``Lloyd Morgan's Canon: A History of Misrepresentation'' - Roger K. Thomas' 2001 paper attempting to set the record straight on this famous principle
- Pragmatism and Functionalism - notes on these topics with useful links from PSYC 382, Spring 2001
- John Dewey's paper "The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology"
- Volker Depkat reviews Chandak Sengoopta's Otto Weininger: Sex, Science, and Self in Imperial Vienna for H-IDEAS online newsletter
A leader of the Vienna Secesession, Gustav Klimt's images demonstrate that Freud's concentration on sexual motivation might reflect the Austro-Hungarian or European Zeitgeist of 100 years ago. Visit the Gustav Klimt Museum to see some of Klimt's work.
- Mary Whiton Calkins deserves her Ph.D. -- Web site at Kalamazoo College in Michegan devoted to an ongoing campaign to make Harvard University grant MWC the degree she earned in 1894 but did not receive because the uni would not grant degrees to women
- Society for the Psychology of Women Heritage Site -- site maintained by Division 35 of American Psychological Association. Also providing information on women in psychology is Women in Psychology provided by Charles Abramson and Melanie Page at Oklahoma State University.
- "The degree that almost wasn't: The PsyD comes of age" - APA Monitor on Psychology article about the origins of the psychotherapy practitioner's doctoral degree
- "Ernest R. Hilgard, Leader in Study of Hypnosis, Dies at 97" - obituary of the prominent behaviorist in the New York Times for November 3, 2001