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Covers a whole range of disciplines, vividly depicting twenty-one preeminent men and women whose lives spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, including Evelyn Hooker, Francis Cecil Sumner, and Roger W. Sperry.
Traces the origins of the major currents in psychology—from behavioral genetics to conditioning and learning, from personality and psychotherapy to gender, politics, and race. Features 20 pioneers who include G. Stanley Hall, Margaret Floy Washburn, William McDougall, Kurt Goldstein, June Etta Downey, and Frederick M. Lord.
Collection of 17 profiles pays tribute to several big names in psychology, such as Abraham Maslow, Henry Murray, Edmund Clark Sanford, James McKeen Cattell, Robert Woodworth, and Nobel Prize winner Niko Tinbergen, and some perhaps lesser known luminaries who nonetheless made significant contributions to the field.