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Richmond, W. (1935). Great Experiments In Psychology. By Henry E. Garrett, Ph.D. The Century Co., 1930. Price $2.50.. Psychoanal. Rev., 22(1):118-119.

(1935). Psychoanalytic Review, 22(1):118-119

Great Experiments In Psychology. By Henry E. Garrett, Ph.D. The Century Co., 1930. Price $2.50.

Review by:
Winifred Richmond

This book is one of The Century Psychology Series edited by Richard M. Elliott. It is written by the Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, and is designed to supplement the basic text used in first courses in psychology in universities, colleges, and normal schools, and give the student who is beginning the serious study of psychology an understanding of how psychological facts are discovered. In 326 pages fourteen psychological experiments are discussed, namely, and in order:

1.   Binet's Scale for Measuring General Intelligence.

2.   Army Alpha and the Rise of Group Tests for Measuring Intelligence.

3.   Ebbinghaus's Studies in Memory and Forgetting.

4.   Pavlov and the Conditioned Reflex.

5.   Thorndike's Animal Experiments and Laws of Learning.

6.   Thorndike and Woodworth's Experiment on the Transfer of Training and Its Influence upon the Doctrine of Formal Discipline.

7.   Watson's Experimental Studies of the Behavior of the Human Infant.

8.   Galton and the Measurement of Individual Differences.

9.   Cattell's Experiments in the Measurement of Reaction Time.

10.  Experimental Studies of Emotional Reactions: The Work of Cannon and Others.

11.  Kohler's Experiments in Perception and Learning and Their Importance for Gestalt Psychology.

12.  Weber's and Fechner's Laws, and the Rise of Psychophysics.

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