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Mechanical Man: John Broadus Watson and the Beginnings of Behaviorism

Mechanical Man: John Broadus Watson and the Beginnings of Behaviorism (Hardback)

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This book is the definitive biography of the most influential American psychologist of his generation. Drawing upon a vast store of hitherto unpublished correspondence, interviews, and exhaustive research in more than 30 archival collections, Mechanical Man is the most authoritative full-length biography of Watson to be published to date. This carefully documented study provides a degree of accuracy unattained in previous accounts of Watson's life and work. Moreover, it places the development of behaviorism and Watson's career within the context of American social and cultural history.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychology Publisher: Guilford Publications Publication Date: 25/12/1989 ISBN-13: 9780898627442  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kerry W. Buckley, recieved his Ph.D. in American Social and Intellectual History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he now heads the office of Humanities Programs in the Division of Continuing Education . He has taught the history of psychology at Wellsey College and has published articles on Watson and behaviorism in the Journal of History of the Behavioral Sciences and The Social Science Encylopedia { London }.

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