Looking Backward, Seeing The Present

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Book Review

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Contemporary Psychology


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.

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