Münsterberg's nightmare: psychology and history in fin-de-siècle Germany and America.

  • Manuel Stoffers
  • Published 2003 in Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences

Abstract

This article demonstrates that Hugo Münsterberg's presidential address "Psychology and History," delivered to the American Psychological Association in 1898, should be understood in the German context of the 1890s. It constituted a response to a central feature of fin-de-siècle culture in Europe, the revolt against positivism. To be more precise, M… (More)

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