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  • Psychological Examining in The United States Army, Parts I, II and III (National Academy of Sciences, Volume XV) by Yerkes, Robert M. (editor)
    Yerkes, Robert M. (editor)
    Psychological Examining in The United States Army, Parts I, II and III (National Academy of Sciences, Volume XV)

    First Edition

    Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1921. 890 pages. 9 by 11-1/2 inches. Three papers: I. History and Organization of Psychological Examining and the Materials of Examination; II. Methods of Examining: History, and Development, Preliminary Results; III. Measurements of Intelligency in the United States Army.

    A little-known, but profoundly influential document, based on a statistical sample of the 1.75 million psychological tests that Yerkes and his team gave to Army recruits during the First World War. In his Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould devotes more than thirty pages to this monograph and its subsequent influence, calling it "the greatest triumph of eugenics" (p 231). The Army study, which "proved" that African Americans and Eastern European immigrants were…

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    Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1921. 890 pages. 9 by 11-1/2 inches. Three papers: I. History and Organization of Psychological Examining and the Materials of Examination; II. Methods of Examining: History, and Development, Preliminary Results; III. Measurements of Intelligency in the United States Army.

    A little-known, but profoundly influential document, based on a statistical sample of the 1.75 million psychological tests that Yerkes and his team gave to Army recruits during the First World War. In his Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould devotes more than thirty pages to this monograph and its subsequent influence, calling it "the greatest triumph of eugenics" (p 231). The Army study, which "proved" that African Americans and Eastern European immigrants were causing a decline in American intelligence, became the scientific basis of the Immigration Restriction Act of 1924. "America must be kept American," President Calvin Coolidge said when he signed the bill.

    Yerkes's data also became the foundation of modern educational testing. His main disciple, Carl Brigham, led the effort to develop the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in 1926. One fundamental conclusion reached by Yerkes and Brigham was that there was such a great difference between black and white soldiers that they needed to be kept separate. While Brigham had a change of heart in 1930 and recanted his previous views, the damage was done and the scientists behind the SAT developed the test with a view point that was the definition of racism: that nature of black and white intelligence is so different that "a combination of the two types would simply serve to obscure the fundamental and vital differences." (p. 559).

    This report is very thorough, reproducing tests in full and even providing detailed instructions on how to administer the tests, down to the layout of the room, the number of proctors, and how much should be explained to the test takers. There were two different tests, including one for the illiterate and men who didn't speak English. The modern critique of the study is that it did not consider the vast differences in education between educated white men and African Americans from most of the United States and recent immigrants who often had little schooling in any language. ISBN: B07F2ML53M.

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    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Front board spotted.

    This is Stephen Jay Gould's own copy, from his Harvard office library. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

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    Book ID: 215775
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  • Du traitement moral de la folie by Leuret, F. [Francois]
    Leuret, F. [Francois]
    Du traitement moral de la folie

    First Edition

    Paris: Chez J.-B. Bailliere, 1840. 462 pages. The 19th century psychologist's controversial approach to treating insanity, which included cold showers and dousing to encourage patients to comply. The title translates to The Moral Treatments of Madness. Text in French. ISBN: 281AIB1037274.

    First edition (first printing). A good copy in wrappers. Front wrapper replaced; rear wrapper mounted to final blank, spine repaired. Cover creased with several short snags to the edges. Pages foxed.

    Book ID: 183376
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  • The Structure of Personal Characteristics by Romney, David M. and John M. Bynner
    Romney, David M. and John M. Bynner
    The Structure of Personal Characteristics

    First Edition

    Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993. 136 pages. A critique of factor analysis in the mathematical study of personal characteristics. ISBN: 9780275939953.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by Romney, "To Stephen Gould in appreciation of 'The Mismeasure of Man.' David Romney, May 19, 1993." A nice inscription to Stephen Jay Gould, referencing one of his most influential books.

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 215465
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  • Morgan, C. Lloyd
    The Animal Mind

    First Edition

    London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1930. 275 pages. By the British psychologist whose work on animal cognition and psychology remains influential today. ISBN: 281AIB1043992.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Cloth edges starting to fray. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 223083
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  • Communicative Behaviour and Evolution by Hahn, Martin E. and Edward C. Simmel (editors)
    Hahn, Martin E. and Edward C. Simmel (editors)
    Communicative Behaviour and Evolution

    First Edition

    New York: Academic Press, 1976. 176 pages. Essays by various contributors including psychologists, biologists and sociologists. ISBN: 9780123143501.

    First edition (first printing). Green cloth with bright gold lettering on spine and cover (where it's a bit toned and faded), else fine. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 214332
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  • Fundamental Physical Theory and the Concept of Consciousness by Greidanus, Johan H.
    Greidanus, Johan H.
    Fundamental Physical Theory and the Concept of Consciousness

    New York: Pergamon Press, 1961. 159 pages. ISBN: B000Q5EEJW.

    A fine copy in a dust jacket with fading to spine and a creased snag to the rear panel.

    Book ID: 261895
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  • The Origins of Self and Identity: Living and Dying in Freud's Psychoanalysis by Friedman, John A.
    Friedman, John A.
    The Origins of Self and Identity: Living and Dying in Freud's Psychoanalysis

    First Edition

    Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc, (1998). 228 pages. The author "strives to excavate Freud's early psychological insights from the mounds of what he calls misguided criticism that has buried them, and, by his own thorough and careful reading, to expose the true origins of self and identity" -- from the jacket flap. ISBN: 9780765701541.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with a creased puncture to the spine and minor edge wear.

    Book ID: 217735
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  • Vygotsky's Sociohistorical Psychology and its Contemporary Applications (Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics) by Ratner, Carl
    Ratner, Carl
    Vygotsky's Sociohistorical Psychology and its Contemporary Applications (Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics)

    First Edition

    New York: Plenum Press, (1991). 368 pages. "The book aims to comprehend the social character of psychological function [...] that psychological functions are quintessentially social in nature" from the preface. The author's theory is based on the Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky. ISBN: 9780306436567.

    First edition (first printing). Light bumps to spine ends else a fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 221932
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  • The Future of Science Has Begun: Space or Spaces As Paradigms of Mental Categories, Proceedings of the VIII International Conference, Milan, 18-19 March 1999 by Carlo Erba Foundation
    Carlo Erba Foundation
    The Future of Science Has Begun: Space or Spaces As Paradigms of Mental Categories, Proceedings of the VIII International Conference, Milan, 18-19 March 1999

    First Edition

    Milan: Fondazione Carlo Erba, 2000. 288 pages. Some illustrations in color. ISBN: B00GITY8HI.

    First edition (first printing). Bump to rear top corner of spine else a fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.

    Book ID: 235962
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  • Man-Child: A Study of the Infantilization of Man by Jonas, David and Doris Klein
    Jonas, David and Doris Klein
    Man-Child: A Study of the Infantilization of Man

    First Edition

    New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1970). 362 pages. ISBN: 9780070327764.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with toned spine and a minor lamination flaw on the cover. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould, who cited this book in his first book, Ontogeny and Phylogeny. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 213136
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  • Smith, J. David
    Minds Made Feeble: Myth and Legacy of the Kallikaks

    First Edition

    Rockville, MD: Aspen, 1985. 205 pages. The Kallikak family was used in the early 20th century to support eugenics--the idea that "bad" blood would diminish the human species. The author explores the original publications about the Kallikaks and tracks down the family's modern decendants. ISBN: 9780871890931.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould: "Professor Gould, Thanks so much for your encouragement with this book. I am also appreciative of you work which has served as an inspiration to me. Best regards, J. David Smith."

    Gould devotes several pages in his Mismeasure of Man to the Kallikak story. From Gould's Harvard office library.

    Book ID: 225617
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  • Amen, Daniel G.
    The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More

    Tyndale Momentum, 2020. ISBN: 9781496438157.

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    Book ID: 259357
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Psychology
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  • Hanganu-Bresch, Cristina,Berkenkotter, Carol
    Diagnosing Madness: The Discursive Construction of the Psychiatric Patient, 1850-1920 (Studies in Rhetoric/Communication)

    University of South Carolina Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781643360256.

    Near Fine

    Book ID: 261226
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  • Freud, Sigmund, G., C. Jung
    The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974. ISBN: 9780691098906.

    Near Fine

    Book ID: 242083
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  • Soul Journey: A Jungian Analyst Looks at Reincarnation by Sanford, John A.
    Sanford, John A.
    Soul Journey: A Jungian Analyst Looks at Reincarnation

    First Edition

    New York: Crossroad, 1991. 180 pages. ISBN: 9780824510916.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes" and dated 1991. With top corner cut from front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 242142
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  • Men, War and Madness: A Psychoanalytic Study by Becker, Harry
    Becker, Harry
    Men, War and Madness: A Psychoanalytic Study

    First Edition

    New York: Carlton Press, Inc, (1989). 113 pages. 5-3/4 by 8-1/4 inches. ISBN: 9780806234489.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with two very short closed tears at the edges else fine.

    Book ID: 210936
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  • Cognitive Science and the Mind-Body Problem: From Philosophy to Psychology to Artificial Intelligence to Imaging of the Brain by Wagman, Morton
    Wagman, Morton
    Cognitive Science and the Mind-Body Problem: From Philosophy to Psychology to Artificial Intelligence to Imaging of the Brain

    First Edition

    Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998. 147 pages. ISBN: 9780275960315.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Review copy stamp on front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 232750
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  • Runyan, William McKinley (editor)
    Psychology and Historical Interpretation

    First Edition

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. 306 pages. Thirteen essays by a variety of authors. ISBN: 9780195053289.

    First edition (first printing, paperback issue; there was also a simultaneous hardcover intended for libraries). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the editor at length to Stephen Jay Gould.

    Book ID: 225317
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  • Pinker, Steven
    Enlightenment Now

    Penguin Books, 2019. ISBN: 9780143111382.

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    Book ID: 251621
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  • Duhigg, Charles
    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014. ISBN: 9780812981605.

    NEW

    Book ID: 258316
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