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The Anatomy of Impact : What Makes the Great Works of Psychology Great - Robert J. Sternberg

The Anatomy of Impact

What Makes the Great Works of Psychology Great

By: Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th July 2003
ISBN: 9781557989802
Number Of Pages: 272

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Bringing together experts in the philosophy, theory and history of psychology, this publication analyzes works of monumental impact and examines what separates some of the most influential psychological works from those that are less successful. Evaluating the careers of eminent scholars and practitioners like Freud, Lewin, James and Binet, this volume identifies and describes particularly important works, pinpoints specific attributes that led to great impact, and offers practical advice to students and professionals striving to achieve substantial impact in their own work.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Francis Galton's Hereditary Genius: Its Place in the History and Psychology of Sciencep. 3
A Profound and Radical Change: How William James Inspired the Reshaping of American Psychologyp. 19
Franz Brentano's Psychology From an Empirical Standpointp. 43
The Impact of Sigmund Freud and The Interpretation of Dreamsp. 71
Alfred Binet's Contributions as a Paradigm for Impact in Psychologyp. 89
Lessons in "Greatness" From Kurt Lewin's Life and Worksp. 109
The Dramaturgical Approach to Social Psychology: The Influence of Erving Goffmanp. 125
A Science of Persons: Exploring the Impact of R. D. Laing's The Divided Self on Psychologyp. 137
Content and Context: The Impact of Campbell and Stanleyp. 161
Understanding Disciplinary Significance: Allen E. Bergin's 1980 Article on Religious Valuesp. 177
Impact as Substance and as Fashionp. 197
Impact in Psychology: Final Reflectionsp. 213
Afterword: How Much Impact Should Impact Have?p. 223
Author Indexp. 229
Subject Indexp. 233
About the Editorp. 241
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ISBN: 9781557989802
ISBN-10: 155798980X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 8th July 2003
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52