New Issue of History of Psychology

The latest issue of the journal History of Psychology has just hit the wire. It contains three new research articles.

The first is by noted U. Florida historian of comparative psychology, Donald Dewsbury. The article is entitled, “Samuel Fernberger’s rejected doctoral dissertation: A neglected resource for the history of ape research in America.” Fernberger is perhaps best known (at least to me) as the author of two brief histories of the American Psychological Association, one from 1932 and another from 1943.)

The second article, by Leonard S. Newman of Syracuse, is “Was Walter Lippmann interested in stereotyping?: Public opinion and cognitive social psychology.” Lippman was a prominent American journalist and advocate of democracy in the first half of the 20th century. He is probably best known among psychologists for having debated the value of intelligence tests with E. G. Boring in the New Republic in the early 1920s.

The third and final article is “Culture and ideology in Ian Suttie’s theory of mind” by Gal Gerson of U. Haifa (Israel). Suttie was a leading Scottish psychoanalyst in the early 20th century who wrote the book The Origins of Love and Hate.

About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.