Shaping Psychology: Perspectives on Legacy, Controversy and the Future of the Field (Paperback)

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"A wonderful book, full of unexpected and insightful answers to probing questions. The full sweep of psychology and the mind sciences is in full display. A must-read."--Prof. Michael S. Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
"Shaping Psychology is an engaging and often provocative volume filled with fascinating insights from prominent researchers whose work has strongly impacted the development of psychological science. Anyone interested in the past, present, or future of psychology should read this book immediately."--Prof. Daniel L. Schacter, Harvard University, USA

Shaping Psychology is a unique collection of in-depth conversations with a selection of the most influential psychologists working today, conducted at the end of a decade that shook psychological science. They provide insights into the controversies at the heart of contemporary psychology, revealing a clash of visions of what psychological science is all about and what its future holds. They are candid on the crisis in psychology and explore its causes, consequences and how to overcome it. They also discuss challenges in the field, their careers, and the experiences that shaped their worldview.
Those interviewed include pioneers who have shaped psychology as we know it today and who represent a wide range of specializations, from research to mental health practice, mainstream psychology to critical psychology and neuroscience to the Open Science movement.
Elizabeth F. Loftus, Stanford University, USA
Jerome Kagan, Harvard University, USA
Michael I. Posner, University of Oregon, USA
Scott O. Lilienfeld, Emory University, USA
Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, USA
Robert Plomin, King's College London, UK
Susan J. Blackmore, University of Plymouth, UK
Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University, USA
Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Roy F. Baumeister, University of Queensland, Australia
Erica Burman, University of Manchester, UK
Brian A. Nosek, University of Virginia, USA
Vikram H. Patel, Harvard Medical School, USA
Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University, USA
Carol A. Tavris, independent academic, USA
Tomasz Witkowski is a psychologist, science writer, skeptic and the author of several dozen science papers, several hundred popular science articles and fourteen books. Witkowski's previous books include Psychology Gone Wrong and Psychology Led Astray.

About the Author


Tomasz Witkowski is a psychologist, science writer, skeptic and the author of several dozen science papers, several hundred popular science articles and fourteen books. Witkowski's previous books include Psychology Gone Wrong and Psychology Led Astray.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783030500023
ISBN-10: 3030500020
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020
Pages: 331
Language: English