The most recent issue of Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society, contains reviews of half a dozen history of psychology related books perfect for your summer reading. These include:
Roger Smith. Being Human: Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature. Reviewed by John H. Zammito.
Andrea Tone. The Age of Anxiety: A History of America’s Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers. Reviewed by Judy Z. Segal.
David Herzberg. Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac. Reviewed by Erika Dyck.
Francesca Bordogna. William James at the Boundaries: Philosophy, Science, and the Geography of Knowledge. Reviewed by Alan Richardson.
David Paul Haney. The Americanization of Social Science: Intellectuals and Public Responsibility in the Postwar United States. Reviewed by Mark Solovey.
William H. Tucker. The Cattell Controversy: Race, Science, and Ideology. Reviewed by Christopher Green.