- Paperback: 282 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (March 28, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0205392644
- ISBN-13: 978-0205392643
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology (Allyn & Bacon Classics Edition) (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition
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"Even The Rat Was White" views history from all perspectives in the quest for historical accuracy. Histories and other background materials are presented in detail concerning early African-American psychologists and their scientific contributions, as well as their problems, views, and concerns of the field of social psychology. Archival documents that are not often found in mainstream resources are uncovered through the use of journals and magazines, such as the Journal of Black Psychology, the Journal of Negro Education, and Crisis.
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The book begins with an account of the early beliefs of the meaning of skin color as well as early scientists' fascination with categorizing individuals using instruments created to measure skin color, hair texture and various other physical traits. It highlights the impact of these categorizations on the conceptualization of individual differences with respect to genetic determination, which leads into a detailed description of the impact of these beliefs on the creation and interpretation of intelligence tests.
The second part of the book presents the difficulties facing African Americans in obtaining an education and how, through the some help, many were able to gain educational experiences and have a significant impact on the future of psychology as a field of study. The book concludes with biographies of African American psychologists for a deeper appreciation of the obstacles African Americans had to overcome to have successful careers.
Guthrie's presentation of the information is not only in depth, but the book is written in a way that even the lay reader may appreciate a part of psychological history that is seemingly kept under wraps.
You will profit enormously from this book and you will enjoy the process.
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