Psychology Yesterday

Stories from the behavioral past

Lawrence R. Samuel, Ph.D., is an American cultural historian who holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and was a Smithsonian Institution Fellow.


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"Psychology Yesterday: Stories from America's Behavioral Past" visits interesting sites of America's fertile psychological landscape of the past.  The blog focuses on five subjects that have played an integral role in individuals' lives and, in a larger sense, the nation's cultural history: psychoanalysis, sex, the supernatural or paranormal, death, and motivation research (a Freudian-based technique that was the darling of Madison Avenue in the 1950s).  Via "Psychology Yesterday," we gain a greater understanding of the role of psychology in everyday life in America.  

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