Classic Works in Psychology

This is the collection of classic books in the history of psychology. To download these books in PDF format, right-click the "Download PDF" link and then click "Save". These PDF books were created from the image scan on the old paper books, thus the size is quite big. It is better to download and read off-line. The download may take one or more minutes.

Outlines of Psychology (1902) by Wilhelm Wundt
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (16 August 1832 - 31 August 1920 in Germany) was a German physician, psychologist, physiologist, philosopher, and professor, known today as one of the founding figures of modern psychology. He is widely regarded as the "father of experimental psychology". In 1879, Wundt founded the first formal laboratory for psychological research at the University of Leipzig.
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Outlines of Psychology
Psychology (1910) by William James
William James (January 11, 1842 - August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the U.S. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James. In the summer of 1878, James married Alice Gibbens.
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Psychology by William James
Psychology (1891) by John Dewey
John Dewey (October 20, 1859 - June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy of pragmatism and one of the founders of functional psychology. He was a major representative of progressive education and liberalism.
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Psychology by John Dewey
Psychology and Life (1899) by Hugo Munsterberg
Hugo Munsterberg (June 1, 1863 - December 19, 1916) was a German-American psychologist. He was one of the pioneers in applied psychology, extending his research and theories to Industrial/Organizational (I/O), legal, medical, clinical, educational and business settings. Munsterberg encountered immense turmoil with the outbreak of the First World War. Torn between his loyalty to America and his homeland, he often defended Germany's actions, attracting highly contrasting reactions.
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Psychology: Elements of a New System of Mental Philosophy on the Basis of Consciousness and Common Sense (1844) by Samuel Simon Schmucke
Samuel Simon Schmucker (February 28, 1799 0-July 26, 1873) was a German-American Lutheran pastor and theologian. He was integral to the founding of the Lutheran church body known as the General Synod, as well as the oldest continuously-operating Lutheran seminary (Gettysburg Seminary) and college in North America (Gettysburg College). Later in his career, Schmucker became a controversial figure because of his theological positions, in particular his approach to the Lutheran Confessions. Outside of the church, Schmucker was a noted abolitionist.
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Psychology: Essays abd Addresses Vol 1. 2nd Ed. (1919) by Annie Besant
Annie Wood Besant (October 1, 1847 - September 20, 1933) was a prominent British socialist, Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule. She was married at 19 to Frank Besant but separated from him over religious differences. She then became a prominent speaker for the National Secular Society (NSS) and writer and a close friend of Charles Bradlaugh. In 1877 they were prosecuted for publishing a book by birth control campaigner Charles Knowlton. The scandal made them famous and Bradlaugh was elected Member of Parliament for Northampton in 1880.
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Psychology (1919)
Dynamic Psychology (1918) by Robert Sessions Woodworth
Robert Sessions Woodworth (1869-1962) was an influential American academic psychologist of the first half of the twentieth century. He studied under William James along with such prominent psychologists as Leta Stetter Hollingworth, James Rowland Angell, and Edward Thorndike. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, his textbook Psychology: A study of mental life, which appeared first in 1921, went through many editions and was the first introduction to psychology for generations of undergraduate students. His 1938 textbook of Experimental Psychology was scarcely less influential, especially in the 1954 second edition, written with Harold H. Schlosberg. He is known for introducing the Stimulus-Organism-Response (S-O-R) formula of behavior.
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Dynamic Psychology (1918)
Psychology Vol. I. (1884) by Blessed Antonio Rosmini Serbati
Blessed Antonio Rosmini Serbati (March 25, 1797 - July 1, 1855) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest and philosopher. He founded the Rosminians, officially the Institute of Charity or Societas a charitate nuncupata.
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Psychology Vol. I. (1884)