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Enduring Debates on Psychology and Language in the 20th Century  

Trevor A. Harley

Research in the psychology of language has been dogged by some enduring controversies, many of which continue to divide researchers. Furthermore, language research has been riven by too ... More

Historical Psychology  

Noemi Pizarroso Lopez

Historical psychology claims that the mind has a history, that is, that our ways of thinking, reasoning, perceiving, feeling, and acting are not necessarily universal or invariable, but are ... More

History of the History of Psychology  

Adrian C. Brock

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Apr 2020
Reflexivity has been a common theme in the literature on the history of psychology in recent years. Reflecting on the history of psychology is for historians of psychology the ultimate ... More

James McCosh: Bridge Builder Between Old and New Psychology  

Elissa N. Rodkey

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Apr 2020
James McCosh (b. 1811–d. 1894) was a contributor to early American psychology, writing several books on the topic of mental science. Born in Scotland, he immigrated to America in 1868 to ... More

The Legacy of Recapitulation Theory in the History of Developmental Psychology  

Donna Varga

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Apr 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
History and Systems of Psychology
From the late 1800s, under the auspices of G. Stanley Hall and then independently by others, investigations of children’s development were undertaken from the perspective of recapitulation ... More

Melancholia and Depression  

Åsa Jansson

Depression is defined in diagnostic literature as a mood disorder characterized by depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, significant changes in weight, insomnia or ... More

Robert White and the Study of Lives  

Raymond E. Fancher

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Apr 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
History and Systems of Psychology
Robert Winthrop White was an important psychologist and personality researcher at Harvard University during the middle years of the 1900s. First as a student and then chief lieutenant and ... More

Political Skill at Work and in Careers  

Iris Kranefeld, Gerhard Blickle, and James Meurs

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Apr 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Organizational and Institutional Psychology
Organizations are political environments, and, thus, individuals engage in political behavior in the workplace. As research on organizational politics grew, it became clear that some ... More

Psychological Contracts and the Employment Relationship  

Kerstin Isaksson

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Apr 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Organizational and Institutional Psychology
Employment generally entails a deal or a contract describing the exchange of work tasks, remuneration, and other obligations and entitlements. In addition to the formal agreement between ... More

Psychological Knowledge in Brazilian Culture  

Marina Massimi

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Apr 2020
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
History and Systems of Psychology
There are several aspects of the history of psychological knowledge in Brazilian culture for the period between the 16th and 18th centuries, some of which highlight the process of the ... More

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