The Origins of Behaviorism: American Psychology, 1870-1920 (The American social experience series)

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9780814761625: The Origins of Behaviorism: American Psychology, 1870-1920 (The American social experience series)

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"[T]he first sophisticated historical account of the growth of a socialscience discipline in the United States." --James Reed, New YorkUniversity Press.

"Certainly one can cite no finer recent study of psychology's past . . . His book thus represents revisionist history of science at its best." --Michael Sokal, Science.

"The landscapeof the history of psychology in the United States has broadened anddeepened as a result." --William R. Woodward, Bulletin of the History ofMedicine.

"O'Donnell has written a persuasively iconoclastic book." --Joseph Kett, Journal of Interdisciplinary History.

"[O'Donnell's] approach is so broad that the work is virtually an imaginative rewriteof the general history of American psychology . . . , an insightful newinterpretation." --John C. Burnham, Isis.

"The Origins ofBehaviorism is a major contribution not only to the history of sciencebut to American social history." --Editors, The American SocialExperience.

"This work . . . signaled and catalyzed a significantchange in scholarship." --Phillip J. Pauly, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.

"O'Donnell tells this story withsophistication, insight, style and wit. It is a good and satisfyingstory, really." --Roger Schnaitter, Contemporary Psychology.

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