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Thus, some distortions in history can be investigated and the controversies resolved by consulting other sources. This method was applied to Freud’s account of certain life events. Freud liked to depict himself as a martyr to his psychoanalytic cause, a visionary scorned, rejected, and vilified by the medical and psychiatric establishment. Freud’s first biographer, Ernest Jones, reinforced these claims in his books (Jones, 1953, 1955, 1957). Data uncovered later revealed a different situation. Freud’s work had not been ignored during his lifetime.
We see evidence of this evolutionary process throughout the history of psychology. When the Zeitgeist favored speculation, meditation, and intuition as paths to truth, psychology also favored those methods. Later, when the intellectual spirit of the times dictated an observational and experimental approach to truth, the methods of psychology moved in that direction. At the beginning of the twentieth century, when one form of psychology was transplanted to a different intellectual soil, it became two distinct species of psychology.
Did you see the unicycling clown: Blindness while walking and talking on a cell phone. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 597–607. The research on multi-tasking and divided attention that we cited at the beginning of this chapter. Presents a new twist on an old problem. Karabel, J. (2005). The chosen: The hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. A former college admissions counselor describes cultural factors in discrimination against 20 Chapter 1: The Study of the History of Psychology African-American, Jewish, and female college applicants, and explores the concept of ethnic diversity.