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Author Tileaga, Cristian.

Title Psychology and History : Interdisciplinary Explorations.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (324 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: psychology and history -- themes, debates, overlaps and borrowings; Conceptions and meanings of interdisciplinarity; Outline of the book; Part I Theoretical dialogues; 1 History, psychology and social memory; History and psychology: difference and common ground; Approaches to social memory in history; Approaches to social memory in psychology; Conclusion; 2 The incommensurability of psychoanalysis and history; Instrumentalization; Incommensurability.
3 Bringing the brain into history: behind Hunt's and Smail's appeals to neurohistoryThe problem; The endorsement; The argument; What does this contribute to history?; Towards method; Enter neurophilosophy; History from within; Final thoughts; 4 The successes and obstacles to the interdisciplinary marriage of psychology and history; Some early steps in applying psychology to history, politics and society; Developments in the Freud circle; Smith, Clark, Barnes and two emigrés in America; The blossoming of psychoanalysis in the United States and the burgeoning of psychohistory.
Organizing the psychological study of society: conflicting conceptions of the fieldStruggles against psychohistory and within psychohistory; Areas of recent greatest interest; Sources and methodology requirements for good work and greater scholarly acceptance; Conclusion; 5 Questioning interdisciplinarity: history, social psychology and the theory of social representations; Common concerns of history and social psychology; Induction, deduction and abduction in history and social psychology; Generalization in history and social representations; Conclusion.
Part II Empirical dialogues: cognition, affect and the self6 Redefining historical identities: sexuality, gender and the self; 7 The affective turn: historicizing the emotions; Making emotions accessible to the historian; What should historians do with emotions?; Emotives: a process of failure; Emotional crisis; Conclusion: emotions and morality; 8 The role of cognitive orientation in the foreign policies and interpersonal understandings of Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937-1941; Cognitive orientations of Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill.
The distinction between aggregative and quantum cognitive orientationCognitive orientation and political decision making: Chamberlain, Churchill and Roosevelt; Conclusion; 9 Self-esteem before William James: phrenology's forgotten faculty; The adoption of self-esteem in phrenology; Did phrenology popularize self-esteem?; Phrenological and common-sense views of self-esteem; Self-esteem in literary fiction; Non-fiction references to self-esteem; Concluding comments; Part III Empirical dialogues: prejudice, ideology, stereotypes and national character; 10 Two histories of prejudice.
Note The history of prejudice I: the quest for a theory and measure of the prejudiced mind.
Summary Exploring the relationship between psychology and history, this book considers how the disciplines could benefit from a closer dialogue.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Psychohistory.
Psychoanalysis and history.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Byford, Jovan.
Other Form: Print version: Tileaga, Cristian. Psychology and History : Interdisciplinary Explorations. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2014 9781107034310
ISBN 9781107784475 (electronic bk.)
1107784476 (electronic bk.)
9781139525404 (electronic bk.)
1139525409 (electronic bk.)
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