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Even the Rat Was White : A Historical View of Psychology - 2nd edition

Even the Rat Was White : A Historical View of Psychology (ISBN10: 0205392644; ISBN13: 9780205392643)
ISBN13: 978-0205392643
ISBN10: 0205392644

Summary: The classic edition of Even the Rat Was White presents a history of prejudice toward African-Americans within the field of Social Psychologyùnow at a more affordable cost!

Even the Rat Was White views history from all perspectives in the quest for historical accuracy. Histories and other background materials are presented in detail concerning early African-American psychologists and their scientific contributions, as well as their problems, views, a morend concerns of the field of social psychology. Archival documents that are not often found in mainstream resources are uncovered through the use of journals and magazines, such as the Journal of Black Psychology, the Journal of Negro Education, and Crisis.

The text is divided into three parts. Part I, Psychology and Racial Differences, expands and updates historical materials that helped form racial stereotypes and negative views towards African-Americans. Part II, Psychology and Psychologists, is updated with specifics of what and how psychology was taught in the pre-1970 Black colleges, and brings forward the contributions of Black psychologists. Part III, Conclusion, discusses the implication of the previous chapters and the impact of new historical information on the field of psychology.

Features :

  • Contributions of Black Psychologists in the history of Psychology from the first Ph.D. until 1950 provides both students and professors with interesting historical perspectives.
  • Descriptions of roles that the profession played in contributing to existing problems in racial differences helps explain obsessions for discovering racial differences and clarifies the utilization of brass instruments in psychology.
  • Provides specifics on the development and creation of the 1938 and 1968 Association of Black Psychologists that illustrate why these organizations were formed.
  • Descriptions of roles that anthropology and psychology played in an alliance to understand physical differences in humans bring to light the heavy emphasis placed on physical and intellectual attributes of individuals.
New To This Edition :
  • Repackaged format; more affordable to students.
  • A new foreword by William Grier.
  • The Noble Savage chapter discusses not only the views and concerns of European explorers and slavers but also views from the Africans themselves (Ch. 1).
  • The Psychology of Survival and Education chapter explains early diagnostic categories of mental disorders such as drapetomania (runaway slave) (ch. 5).
  • The Psychometric Scientism chapter provides a different view of the history and application of the g factor in intelligence (Ch. 3).
  • Association of Black Psychologists features the reasons why this organization was founded and clarifies objectives and goals of the organization. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 03/28/2003
International: No

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