WEB TEXTS: The Psych Shelf

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Science  23 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5670, pp. 495
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5670.495b

Instead of buying a boxed set, psychologists eager to read their field's classics can visit this online library from York University in Toronto, Canada. The site offers more than 200 full-text papers and books by pioneers such as Sigmund Freud, B. F. Skinner, and William James. Check out the autobiography of Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman, who coined the term “IQ,” or peruse Ivan Pavlov's lectures on conditioned reflexes. Some texts reflect early psychology's dark infatuation with eugenics, such as Henry Goddard's 1913 The Kallikak Family, which advocates sterilizing and incarcerating the “feeble-minded.”


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