Tension and opportunity in post-world War II American psychology.

  title={Tension and opportunity in post-world War II American psychology.},
  author={Wade E Pickren},
  journal={History of psychology},
  volume={10 3},
The rapid growth of post-World War II psychology in the United States led to intradisciplinary tensions and opportunities. In this article, I examine these tensions and opportunities in the context of social change from the 1950s through the present, attending specifically to the broad impact of federal funding on psychology. I argue that as psychology became a resource-rich field, it was forced to move from a narrow, parochial stance to a position as a national-level professional player that… CONTINUE READING

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