Looking Backward, Seeing The Present
Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1982, Vol 27(10), 765-766. Reviews the book, Psychology's Second Century: Enduring Issues. Houston Symposium 2 edited by Richard A. Kasschau and Charles N. Cofer (1981). This volume represents the responses of six eminent psychologists to the challenge for a reflective appraisal of the first century of psychology. When viewed historically, the present papers are richly evocative. They suggest that a major evolution in the conception of the science, its problems and its functions, may be afoot. Both this historical context and the implications of this evolution are deserving of more.
Kenneth J. Gergen.
"Looking Backward, Seeing The Present".