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Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, 1918–1938

Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, 1918–1938 Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, r 9 r 8- x 9 3 8 By Sheldon Gxdner and Gwendolyn Stcvens (New York: Praeger Publishers, I 992) In this tern, Gardner and Stevens offer new insights into the development of psychology in Europe between the two world wars. Dumg this pcriod of social, rehpus, cultural, political, and economical mt, Vienna emerged as thc mecca of psychology. Idealistic and optimistic, psychology in d-ds Austrian city experienced two decades of creativity and enthusiasm and sought to create a new wodd order. In describing the birth of psychology dq dm *red" era, the authors' main goal is to emphasize that Vienna was more than just Sigmund Fmd and Fmdian analysis. Gardner and Stwens accomplish this by giving personable and intriguing biographies of philosophers, physicists, religious QWS, and physio@lsts who Meaced this "golden* era of psychology. The strategy of these authors k to reaquaint the reader with ad to provide a different perspec- tive of such individuals as Adolf Hitler, Theodore Herzl, and Karl Popper. Most historical accounB of the development of psychology ignore the influence of culture on its evolution. It is impressive that Gardner and Stevens address seved ethnic and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, 1918–1938

Nursing History Review , Volume 4 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 1996

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.4.1.229
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Red Vienna and the Golden Age of Psychology, r 9 r 8- x 9 3 8 By Sheldon Gxdner and Gwendolyn Stcvens (New York: Praeger Publishers, I 992) In this tern, Gardner and Stevens offer new insights into the development of psychology in Europe between the two world wars. Dumg this pcriod of social, rehpus, cultural, political, and economical mt, Vienna emerged as thc mecca of psychology. Idealistic and optimistic, psychology in d-ds Austrian city experienced two decades of creativity and enthusiasm and sought to create a new wodd order. In describing the birth of psychology dq dm *red" era, the authors' main goal is to emphasize that Vienna was more than just Sigmund Fmd and Fmdian analysis. Gardner and Stwens accomplish this by giving personable and intriguing biographies of philosophers, physicists, religious QWS, and physio@lsts who Meaced this "golden* era of psychology. The strategy of these authors k to reaquaint the reader with ad to provide a different perspec- tive of such individuals as Adolf Hitler, Theodore Herzl, and Karl Popper. Most historical accounB of the development of psychology ignore the influence of culture on its evolution. It is impressive that Gardner and Stevens address seved ethnic and

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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