Sensation and perception in the history of experimental psychology

Catalogue Number: 884
Sensation and perception in the history of experimental psychology
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: BORING Edwin Garrigues
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1942
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Appleton Centurt Crofts Inc
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth covers, frontispiece portrait of Helmholtz, 644 pages. Previous owner Barbara Miner.
Historical Significance: Edwin G. Boring (1886-1968) was an experimental psychologist who later became one of the first historians of psychology. He was director of the psychological laboratory at Harvard University, from 1924 to 1949, where his goal became to free psychology from its status as a subsection of the Department of Philosophy and become an experimental discipline. Boring was successful and established an independent Department of Psychology in 1934. His emphasized the use of the experimental method to investigate psychological questions rather than the tools of philosophy. He was president of the American Psychological Association in 1928. This book is a classic text long used by students of psychology
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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