A Narrative History of Experimental Social Psychology

The Lewin Tradition

  • Authors
  • Shelley Patnoe

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 3-4
  3. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 5-12
  4. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 22-95
  5. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 96-130
  6. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 131-200
  7. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 201-261
  8. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 262-271
  9. Shelley Patnoe
    Pages 272-279

About this book


A Narrative History of Experimental Social Psychology presents lengthy and intensive interviews with the contemporary scientists that founded and shaped the field of social psychology. The story of social psychology is told through the autobiographical narratives of leading figures, such as Dorwin Cartwright, Harold Kelley, Kurt Back, Robert Krauss, Stanley Schachter, and Leon Festinger. The author traces the beginning of the field from the close-knit group of students around Kurt Lewin to the major research groups responsible for the scientific origins of the discipline. The interviews offer unique insights into the beginnings of the fields and prospects for future trends.


Kurt Lewin Leon Festinger creativity psychology social psychology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96850-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2012-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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