Given the expansion and maturation of the field over the past three decades and its continued - and perhaps increased - relevance to the teaching of undergraduates and graduates, it is reasonable for the Annual Review of Psychology to offer its first review on the history and historiography of psychology [except for an earlier historical chapter by Mueller (1979)]. The treatment of the topic, which we hope will be particularly useful to teachers and students of the history of psychology, is rather straightforward. After a discussion of authors and texts on the general history of psychology, we highlight some of the important issues and developments in the historiography of psychology and then review some of the resources that will aid students, teachers, and scholars of the history of psychology.
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"The History of Psychology: A Survey and Critical Assessment." Annual Review of Psychology. Ed. Mark R. Rosenzweig and Lyman W. Porter. Vol. 42. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, 1991. 79-107. Print.