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History of Psychology: Topical Sites

Topical Sites

An Academy in Crisis: The Hiring of James Mark Baldwin and James Gibson Hume at the University of Toronto in 1889
40 minutes; on Google video    (video.google.com/video.google.com/videoplay?docid=31528576023114946)
•Video documentary (2003) written, directed, and produced by Christophper D. Green, Ph.D., York University, that places events in a broad cultural context.

Historic Asylums of America
(www.rootsweb.com/~asylums/)
•Presents psychiatric hospitals founded primarily in the last half of the 19th century, with a focus on those built on the "Kirkbride plan." Fascinating and disturbing. See also The Story of a Mental Hospital: Fulbourn, 1858-1983 (England) by David H. Clark.

Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement
(www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/branch.pl)
•Collection featuring over 2,200 images originating mainly from the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, New York, which was the focal point of American eugenics research from 1910-1940. Context for eugenics research is provided by virtual exhibits on these subjects: social origins, scientific origins, research methods, traits studied, research flaws, eugenics popularization, marriage laws, sterilization laws, and immigration research.

The Jigsaw Classroom
(www.jigsaw.org/)
•Official Web site for Elliot Aronson's well-known cooperative learning technique.

The 100-Year Journey of Educational Psychology: From Interest, to Disdain, to Respect for Practice
(courses.ed.asu.edu/berliner/readings//journey.htm)
•Overview by David C. Berliner, Ph.D., College of Education, Arizona State University.

Toward a School of Their Own (Part (I)
64 minutes; on Google video    (video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1488007330440945673)
A School of Their Own (Part II)
59 minutes; on Google video    (video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3352007762997860688)
•Video documentaries (2007) about the history of American functionalist psychology. Written, directed, and produced by Christophper D. Green, Ph.D., York University.

Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment Conducted at Stanford University
(www.prisonexp.org)
•While part advertisement for a video, and certainly not a "text" in the traditional sense, this site includes detailed descriptions, as well as photographs and video clips, of the events of this familiar psychological study. The full-length (50 minutes) 1971 documentary film, Quiet Rage is available on Google Video (video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5885015703670665277&total=64&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=6).

The Stanley Milgram Website
(www.stanleymilgram.com/milgram.php)
•Thomas Blass, Ph.D., a Milgram scholar from the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, developed and maintains this site. It features background information on Milgram, a selected bibliography of writings by and about him, information about the educational films he made, little known facts about him, quotes, and a question-of-the-month feature.