Psychology Gone Astray – my latest book – now available!
It is with great pride that I announce that my latest book is now available for order from the fine folks at Onus Books!
As you may remember from a prior post (which includes an exclusive excerpt, go read it if you haven’t already!), this text is the culmination of about 10 years worth of work by myself and my co-editor/co-author. Dr. Charles Abramson. Clocking in at around 400 pages, the book consists of both original and reprinted works. The original chapters focus on the history of scientific sexism and racism, as well as providing guides on how to conduct and evaluate comparative research. We are also reprinting 22 articles which date from 1895-1930 as illustrations of how “scientific” research was used to help further the ideologies of racism, sexism, and eugenics. A number of critical thinking and teaching exercises are also included, as well as a selection of classic quotes demonstrating how even some of the most well respected figures in psychology demonstrated (to us) deplorable attitudes towards outgroup members.
I am extremely proud of the finished product, and cannot wait to get feedback from my fine readers here on GPS. The Kindle edition in particular is a steal at under 10 bucks, so go grab you one!
“This is an important contribution to the literature in psychology regarding a very uncomfortable time in our history. I applaud the authors for taking on this challenging topic and shining light on this dark time in the history of social science.”
Dr. Robert Mather, Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma
Here is the Table of Contents, to help whet your appetite:
Race, Psychology, and Scientific Racism.. 5
Methodological Issues in Comparative Research.. 21
Preface to the Reprinted Works.. 27
REACTION TIME WITH REFERENCE TO RACE. 33
A STATISTICAL STUDY OF EMINENT MEN. 45
SEX DIFFERENCES IN THE TAPPING TEST: AN INTERPRETATION. 69
DISCUSSION – STERILISING THE INSANE. 81
A STUDY IN DEGENERACY. 85
THE INHERITANCE OF MENTAL CHARACTERS. 93
THE INFERIOR QUALITY OF THE FIRST-BORN CHILDREN.127
THE ALLEGED INFERIORITY OF THE FIRST-BORN. 135
PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF EUGENICS.139
RACIAL DIFFERENCES. 151
THE MEASUREMENT OF INTELLIGENCE. 155
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX. 171
SEX DIFFERENCES IN MENTAL TRAITS. 199
COMPARISON OF THE SEXES IN MENTAL TRAITS. 207
EXPERIMENTS ON THE RELATIVE EFFICIENCY OF MEN AND WOMEN IN MEMORY AND REASONING 211
COMPARATIVE MENTALITY OF JEWS AND GENTILES. 221
THE RESULTS OF SOME TESTS ON FULL AND MIXED BLOOD INDIANS. 223
INCIDENCE OF INSANITY AMONG JEWS. 239
A NOTE ON SEX DIFFERENCES, FROM THE PSYCHO-ANALYTIC POINT OF VIEW.. 245
A COMPARISON OF THE INTELLIGENCE OF MEXICAN AND MIXED AND FULL BLOOD INDIAN CHILDREN 267
RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN THE INTELLIGENCE OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. 281
RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN BI-MANUAL DEXTERITY OF LATIN AND AMERICAN CHILDREN. 293
Supplemental Resources. 337
Suggested Further Readings. 339
Notable Quotations on ScientificSexism and Racism.. 341
Websites Related to Psychology,Race, and Sex. 349
CHAPTER 738, LAWS OF 1913, AN ACT. 351
Buy a copy or thirty today, I’d love to hear your feedback!