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Boring, Edwin Garrigues 1886-1968

Works: 204 works in 766 publications in 5 languages and 14,847 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF1, 150.5
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Most widely held works by Edwin Garrigues Boring
A history of experimental psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

117 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The American journal of psychology( )

in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Journal of Psychology (AJP) was founded in 1887 by G. Stanley Hall and was edited in its early years by Titchener, Boring, and Dallenbach. The journal has published some of the most innovative and formative papers in psychology throughout its history. AJP explores the science of the mind and behavior, publishing reports of original research in experimental psychology, theoretical presentations, combined theoretical and experimental analyses, historical commentaries, and in-depth reviews of significant books
A source book in the history of psychology by Richard J Herrnstein( Book )

39 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary psychology( )

in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensation and perception in the history of experimental psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

32 editions published between 1942 and 1977 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, psychology, and science; selected papers by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

17 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

59 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally intended as a revision of the editors' Introduction to psychology, but the rearrangement and the new material added make this substantially a new work
The physical dimensions of consciousness by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

25 editions published between 1933 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of psychophysics by Gustav Theodor Fechner( Book )

20 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of psychology in autobiography( Book )

in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to psychology by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

27 editions published between 1939 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In contemplating a revision of our Psychology: a Factual Textbook, we turned for criticisms and suggestions to the psychologists who were known to be using the book. Very soon it became evident, with their replies in hand for analysis, that something more than a revision would be necessary to satisfy the needs of many teachers. Our aim in this new text has been to respond to the temper of the times without losing the authority that comes with multiple authorship by experts, and equally without diminishing, we hope, the seriousness of the scientific approach to the problems of psychology. This new book is so much more than a revision of the old that we have given it a new title. In it we have turned the old book hind part to, beginning with the consideration of conduct and ending with the treatment of perception. The book is considerably enlarged, with some new chapters and some new collaborators. As was the case in the first book, these expert authors have formulated in the first instance the content of the chapters, but thereafter we as editors have freely exercised our right to alter their texts in the interests of unity in the whole." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology ; a factual textbook by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experimental psychology has reached the stage of maturity. There is a vast amount of well-substantiated fact which forms the foundation of the science, and we have felt that these facts should be presented to the young student of psychology in terms free from the bias of metaphysical presuppositions or of psychological systems. In short, our aim has been to present such a factual text as one should expect from a science. Accordingly, theoretical discussions have been to a great extent omitted and controversial points avoided. Our purpose has been to achieve, not a handbook encumbered with a mass of detailed information, dates, the names of investigators and the titles of monographs, but a generalized statement of fundamental facts in so far as generalization is possible at this time"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology for the armed services by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology has never had proper emphasis in American military development, training and combat. There have been several reasons for the lack of attention to psychology within the Armed Services. In both World Wars the importance of the science became apparent, but the realization of its value to every wartime military endeavor was not immediate. Between the wars, interest in psychology was not sustained. One reason for this failure is that the scope of psychology has not been clearly understood. This perhaps has not been entirely the fault of the Services. Psychologists, like military men, have had to create and use a technical language; and like military men, they have become fearful of inaccuracy and misinterpretation if their special terms and turns of speech are departed from in any great degree. Among the trained psychologists themselves there have been but a few who have seen the necessity for clear as well as careful interpretation of their science through the use of modified technical language for the benefit of laymen, the military reader included. But these serious interpreters have largely been overshadowed by the writers of popular books filled with a dubious psychology, some of which have achieved immense circulation. The result has been that many otherwise well-informed persons still do not realize the full scope of scientific psychology, the science that studies what man is and why he does what he does. For the military man psychology is not merely a special body of knowledge from which the soldier can draw a collection of tricks that he may apply in order to deal more successfully with his comrades, with the men he commands, and with the enemy. It is not just a source from which he can obtain certain isolated scientific findings that may help him improve the techniques of warfare. It is a science, the established principles of which, as this book shows, are as basic to war as leadership, tactics, strategy, and logistics. A second reason why psychology has not been fostered within the Armed Services between the great wars has been the lack of books through which the military man might gain a clear idea of the manner in which the principles of psychology apply to everything he does. There was no full course in psychology at any official military or naval school, and there were no other developments through which "military psychology" was related to the whole field of the science of psychology, despite a considerable emphasis on the study of military leadership. It may even be questionable whether the term "military psychology" is a valid one. It is probably best not to think in terms of "military psychology" but rather in terms of "psychology for the military man." The present book is intended as a textbook written on the college level, but also as a book in which the military and naval applications of psychological principles and the basic principles themselves are more fully developed than an earlier work. It was believed that a single book might be equally useful as a textbook and handbook of psychology for general use by members of the Armed Services, not simply for instruction but also for individual reading and reference
Contemporary psychology( )

in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of psychological experiments by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

8 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of psychology in autobiography by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

21 editions published between 1930 and 1967 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains the autobiographies of 15 American psychologists, devoting attention to the historical details of their lives and the intellectual and professional aspects of their lives as they have influenced and been influenced by events, ideas, and persons in and out of the field of psychology. Psychologists' impressions of major developments and issues within psychology are of special importance, as are discussions of their feelings, motives, and aspirations or of significant events that would increase the reader's understanding of each psychologist and his or her contributions to psychology. In brief, the chapters provide an intellectual life history, illuminated by personal background and inner motives"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The descendants of John Boreing, Maryland planter by Roger S Hecklinger( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Boreing (died 1690) and his wife Ann immigrated to Maryland from England in 1670. They had four children. The book mainly traces the descendants of two sons, John (1683-1750) and Thomas (died 1723), and includes several transcripts of land records, wills, etc. Nothing is known of John Boreing's ancestors, and the spelling of the surname has several variations
A history of psychology in autobiography( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now fifteen years since the third volume of History of Psychology in Autobiography appeared. These preceding volumes, modelled after the German series Die Philosophie der Gegenwart in Selbstdarstellungen and edited by Carl Murchison, consist of short autobiographies of prominent psychologists who had been asked by the editors to write their "intellectual histories." We felt that this series ought not to be allowed to lapse, especially now that a new generation has reached the age from which looking backward becomes profitable. The reader of this volume will see how much our autobiographers differ from one another in the nature of their efforts. Perhaps they differ most in the degree with which they find unity in their lives. Presumably every one of them would like to see his intellectual history as the evolution of a single purpose, for integrity is good and simplicity is elegant. No one, of course, fully succeeds in this undertaking, for the story of every life is constrained by the exigencies of its owner's environment. Some of these accounts are more intellectualistic than others, and it may be that they show the greater unity, either because some irrelevancies are omitted from the life history or because irrelevancies are actually, at least to a certain degree, omitted from the actual living. Other accounts are more environmentalistic, because social and institutional events and accidents have figured so largely in them. The environmentalistic autobiographer may have had a chief long-term goal, have pursued it, have achieved it with some fair degree of success, yet he may feel that the unforeseeable accidents of living have determined much of his life and have perhaps even altered his goal. The intellectualist, if such we may call him, may, on the other hand, have suffered disruption of plans less than his colleague, but it is probable that he has also been less interested in the effect of external forces upon himself"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
A History of psychology in autobiography by James Mark Baldwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the "History of Psychology in Autobiography" series, this book takes personal and intellectual journeys of nine eminent people whose research has psychology into the 21st century
Psychologist at large; an autobiography and selected essays by Edwin Garrigues Boring( Book )

11 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of experimental psychology
Alternative Names
Bolin 1886-1968

Boring, Edwin G.

Boring, Edwin G. 1886-1968

Boring, Edwin Garrigues

Edwin Boring Amerikaans psycholoog (1886-1968)

Edwin Boring psicologo statunitense

Edwin Boring US-amerikanischer Experimentalpsychologe und Psychologie-Historiker

Edwin Garrigues Boring

Garrigues-Boring, Edwin 1886-1968

Боринг, Эдвин Американский психолог



波林 1886-1968

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