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History of Psychology: Online Texts

Online Texts

Classics in the History of Psychology
•Christopher D. Green, Ph.D., York University, is the project editor. See also the accompanying sites, Green's Links to Other On-Line Documents Related to the History of Psychology ( and Classics Special Collections (, which consists of topic document sets. These are must-see resources. All documents reside in the public domain.

Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind (PoM)
•Scholarly online resource featuring peer-reviewed articles. Edited by Chris Eliasmith of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The Mead Project 2.0: Foundational Documents in Sociological Social Psychology
•Provides access to foundational documents of Mead and others related to his work (e.g., William Isaac Thomas and Floyd Henry Allport). A feature of the site, Mead Project Inventory, is Project Inventory Arranged by Author (, intended to provide context for Mead's own work. Compiled and maintained by members of the Department of Sociology, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

The History of Phrenology on the Web
•Billed as the most comprehensive Web site on phrenology; includes many e-texts. No longer available but archived as of April 18. 2005. Created by John van Wyhe, Ph.D., Department of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.
Notes: Harvard University's Countaway Library of Medicine is a repository of the history of the phrenology movement; see the Web exhibit Talking Heads (
See also Van den Bossche Peter's Phrenology site (, which espouses the view that phrenology still is useful.

Links to Primary Source E-Texts on the Web
•Identifies Web-based psychological literature while setting the cultural context for their emergence. A nice supplement to Green's Classics in the History of Psychology site. Compiled and maintained by William J. House, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Resources on the History of Idiocy
•Features e-texts and links to e-texts, as well as a lengthy bibliography. Compiled and maintained by Murray K. Simpson, Ph.D., Department of Social Work, University of Dundee.