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  • William R. Woodward teaches for psychology; the race, culture, and power minor; and women’s studies. He is the author of 33 peer-reviewed articles, 24 chapters, and 24 book reviews in the history of psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a member of divisions of history of psychology, international psychology, and the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology. He has edited four books: The Problematic  Science: Psychology in Nineteenth-Century Thought, Psychology in Twentieth Century Thought and Practice, World Views and Scientific Discipline Formation: Science Studies in the German Democratic Republic, B. F.  Skinner and Behaviorism in American Culture. He has won fellowships from the National Institute of Medicine, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, NSF, IREX, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2012 he donated his books to the Woodward Library at the University of Juiz de Fora near Rio de Janeiro. His research specialties include the philosopher-physician Hermann Lotze, scientific biography of U.S. and European psychologists, women emigrées in psychology, and 9/11 truth. He is active in the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences as well as Cheiron: International Society for the History of the Human Sciences. He is a former member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and the History of Science Society. In N.H., he belongs to Cultures of Peace, Creating a Peaceful World through Sustaining Our Planet, Seacoast Peace Response, Seacoast 9/11 Questions Group, the Antipollution League (contra Seabrook licensing), and the Palestine Education Network.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Fechner (1801-1887) for and in psychology. Part IArchives of Psychology.  2:1-22. 2018
    2015 The commodification of genocide. Part I. Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) control of the international mediaInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science.  5:25-32. 2015
    2015 The commodification of genocide. Part II. A neo-Gramscian modelInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science.  5:25-32. 2015
    2015 A Scientific Intellectual Biography between Biedermeier and Modern Cosmopolitan Thought INTRODUCTIONHERMANN LOTZE: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY.  1-18. 2015
    2015 Hermann Lotze An Intellectual Biography PrefaceHERMANN LOTZE: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY.  XIII-XVIII. 2015
    2015 Postscript: Historiographic Lessons of Lotze ResearchHERMANN LOTZE: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY.  435-448. 2015
    2013 Liebesgrüße von Unter den Linden (From Unter den Linden, with Love): Eine transnationale Geschichte russischer Psychologie in Ost-DeutschlandDubna Psychological Journal.  3:185-208. 2013
    2013 From Unter den Linden, with love: A transnational history of Russian psychology in East GermanyPsyanima, Dubna Psychological Journal.  3:167-184. 2013
    2012 REPLY TO A COMMENTARY ON GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND CAREER TRAJECTORIESHistory of Psychology.  15:188-190. 2012
    2011 Kritik des Universalismus: Der Fähigkeiten-Ansatz und die Lebensqualität von FrauenMitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Humanontogenetik.  1:7-10. 2011
    2010 Russian women emigrées in psychology: informal Jewish networks.History of Psychology.  13:111-137. 2010
    2010 HERMANN LOTZE'S GESTALT METAPHYSICS IN LIGHT OF THE SCHELLING AND HEGEL RENAISSANCE (1838-1841)Idealistic Studies.  40:163-188. 2010
    2009 Beyond universalism: Capabilities approach for improving women's quality of lifeHuman Ontogenetics.  3:75-81. 2009
    2008 Nature from within: Gustav Theodor Fechner and his psychophysical world viewJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  44:280-282. 2008
    2007 Diffusion, decolonializing, and participatory action research.Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science.  41:97-105. 2007
    2005 A social history of psychology.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  41:408-410. 2005
    2004 Psychological knowledge: A social history and philosophyIsis.  95:679-680. 2004
    2004 Science and reunification: Disciplines in upheaval.Isis.  95:745-746. 2004
    2004 Josef Brožek: Mentor of Young Historians of Psychology.History of Psychology.  7:309-311. 2004
    2004 Josef Brozek (1913-2004).History of Psychology.  7:297-311. 2004
    1998 Biology takes form: Animal morphology and the German universities, 1800-1900.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  34:76-78. 1998
    1998 Life's splendid drama: Evolutionary biology and the reconstruction of life's ancestry 1860-1940.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  34:76-78. 1998
    1998 Reinventing Darwin: The great debate at the high table of evolutionary theory.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  34:76-78. 1998
    1996 Inner migration or disguised reform? Political interests of Hermann Lotze's philosophical anthropologyHistory of the Human Sciences.  9:1-26. 1996
    1995 Women in the history of German-speaking psychology: The model of Kurt Lewin's research group in BerlinCuadernos Argentinos de historia de la psicologia.  1:61-82. 1995
    1995 BRAIN, MIND, AND MEDICINE - RICHET,CHARLES AND THE ORIGINS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL-PSYCHOLOGY - WOLF,SContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.  40:239-239. 1995
    1994 Beyond the white male canon: Teaching postcolonial history of psychologyPsychologie und Geschichte.  6:200-211. 1994
    1993 FRIES, APELT, SCHLEIDEN - LIST OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LITERATURE 1789-1988 - GERMAN - GLASMACHER,TIsis.  84:590-591. 1993
    1993 WRITINGS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE - GERMAN - SCHLEIDEN,MJIsis.  84:590-591. 1993
    1993 WORLD VIEWS AND SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE FORMATION - REPLYJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  29:284-285. 1993
    1993 An invitation to interfield science. Reply to commentatorsAnnals of Psychology.  9:173-206. 1993
    1993 THE FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS - A PHILOSOPHICAL CRITIQUE - GRUNBAUM,AIsis.  84:190-191. 1993
    1993 Toward a new understanding of scientific change: Applying interfield science to the history of psychologyAnnals of Theoretical Psychology.  9:87-124. 1993
    1993 HASLERUD,GEORGE,MARTIN (1906-1990) - OBITUARYAmerican Psychologist.  48:53-53. 1993
    1992 ON OPENING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY TO PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE IN OUR TIME - RESPONSENew Ideas in Psychology.  10:191-194. 1992
    1992 Child care without walls. An East Berlin update.Child Care Information Exchange.  3:5-8. 1992
    1991 KNOWLEDGE, BELIEF, AND AESTHETIC SENSE - FRIES,JFIsis.  82:752-753. 1991
    1991 STRUCTURES OF KNOWING - PSYCHOLOGIES OF THE 19TH-CENTURY - ARENS,KIsis.  82:148-149. 1991
    1989 JAMES,WILLIAM - THE CENTER OF HIS VISION - BJORK,DWJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  25:273-274. 1989
    1989 INTERNATIONAL-SUMMER-INSTITUTE IN THE GERMAN-DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICIsis.  80:81-82. 1989
    1989 The convergence of behavioral biology and operant psychology: Toward an interlevel and interfield science.Behavior Analyst.  12:131-141. 1989
    1987 ARE SCIENTISTS MATERIALISTIC MONISTSBehavioral and Brain Sciences.  10:617-618. 1987
    1987 THE GAME OF OPPOSITES, ENGELS,FRIEDRICH PHILOSOPHY AND THE SCIENCES IN THE 19TH-CENTURY - GERMAN - LIEDMAN,SEIsis.  78:640-641. 1987
    1987 Bemerkungen zur Wissenschafts-geschichtschreibung von Naturphilosophie und PathologieGreifswalder Philosophische Hefte.  5:23-29. 1987
    1987 EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGICAL APPARATUS AND METHODS, EXHIBITION AT THE 1ST COLLOQUIUM FOR EXPERIMENTAL-PSYCHOLOGY 1904 - GERMAN - SOMMER,RIsis.  78:108-108. 1987
    1987 THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF UEBER DAS 'GEDACHTNIS' 1880 - GERMAN - EBBINGHAUS,HIsis.  78:108-108. 1987
    1986 NATURE AND EXPERIENCE - FROM MEDIEVAL TO CONTEMPORARY NATURAL-SCIENCES - GERMAN - HEIDELBERGER,M, THIESSEN,SIsis.  77:677-678. 1986
    1986 PSYCHIATRY IN AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL CONTEXT - PHILOSOPHICAL PRESUPPOSITIONS AND IMPLICATIONS OF GERMAN PSYCHIATRY, 1820-1870 - VERWEY,GAnnals of Science.  43:509-510. 1986
    1986 FUNCTIONS AND USES OF DISCIPLINARY HISTORIES - GRAHAM,L, LEPENIES,W, WEINGART,PJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  22:212-214. 1986
    1985 Committed history and philosophy of the social sciences in the two Germanies.History of Science.  23:25-72. 1985
    1985 ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR - GERMAN - SCHEERER,EJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  21:395-398. 1985
    1985 THE BEGINNING OF JUNG,C.G. PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPES - GERMAN - ISELIN,HKBulletin of the History of Medicine.  59:558-559. 1985
    1985 THE COMPROMISED SCIENTIST - JAMES,WILLIAM IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN-PSYCHOLOGY - BJORK,DWNew Ideas in Psychology.  3:207-209. 1985
    1984 A HISTORY OF WESTERN PSYCHOLOGY - MURRAY,DJJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  20:234-235. 1984
    1983 AMERICAN-PSYCHOLOGY SINCE WORLD-WAR-2 - A PROFILE OF THE DISCIPLINE - GILGEN,ARJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  38:491-492. 1983
    1983 PSYCHOLOGY IN THE GDR - GERMAN - KLIX,F, KOSSAKOWSKI,A, MADER,WContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.  28:31-32. 1983
    1982 A COMMENTARY ON THE SYMPOSIUM - THE USE OF HISTORY IN THE SOCIAL-SCIENCES CURRICULUMJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  18:286-289. 1982
    1982 FREUD - THE MAN AND THE CAUSE - CLARK,RWAnnals of Science.  39:83-84. 1982
    1982 THE DISCOVERY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIORISM AND SOCIAL-LEARNING THEORY, 1870-1980American Psychologist.  37:396-410. 1982
    1982 THE LINEAMENTS OF MIND - IN HISTORICAL-PERSPECTIVE - COHEN,JContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.  27:892-892. 1982
    1981 "Visible colleges" and archives in Europe: first impressions.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  17:387-398. 1981
    1981 WUNDT STUDIES - A CENTENNIAL COLLECTION - BRINGMANN,WG, TWENEY,RDBulletin of the History of Medicine.  55:611-614. 1981
    1981 WUNDT,WILHELM AND THE MAKING OF A SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY - REIBER,RWBulletin of the History of Medicine.  55:611-614. 1981
    1980 ONTOGENY AND PHYLOGENY - GOULD,SJJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  16:98-99. 1980
    1979 ORIGIN OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE BREAKDOWN OF THE BICAMERAL MIND - JAYNES,JIsis.  70:292-293. 1979
    1979 YOUNG PIAGET REVISITED - FROM THE GRASP OF CONSCIOUSNESS TO DECALAGEGenetic psychology monographs.  99:131-161. 1979
    1978 From association to Gestalt: the fate of Hermann Lotze's theory of spatial perception, 1846-1920.Isis.  69:572-582. 1978
    1977 LOTZE, THE SELF, AND AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGYAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences Annals of The Lyceum of Natural History of New York.  291:168-177. 1977
    1975 Hermann Lotze's critique of Johannes Müller's doctrine of specific sense energies.Medical History.  19:147-157. 1975
    1975 Berufungs-Korrespondenz Rudolph Hermann Lotzes an Rudolph Wagner (13 Briefe: 1. Dezember 1842-11. April 1844)Sudhoffs Archiv.  59:356-386. 1975
    1974 Scientific Genius and Loss of a ParentSocial Studies of Science.  4:265-277. 1974
    1974 In the shadow of the enlightenment: II. Reimarus and his theory of drivesJournal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  10:144-159. 1974
    1974 In the shadow of the Enlightenment.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  10:3-15. 1974
    1972 Fechner's panpsychism: a scientific solution to the mind-body problem.Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  8:367-386. 1972

    Book

    Year Title
    2015 Hermann Lotze: An Intellectual Biography 2015
    1996 B. F. Skinner and Behaviorism in American Culture.  Ed. Woodward, William.  1996
    1991 World Views and Scientific Discipline Formation Science Studies in the German Democratic Republic Papers from a German-American Summer Institute in 1988 1991
    1987 Psychology in Twentieth-Century Thought and Society 1987
    1982 Introduction: Stretching the limits of psychology's history.  Ed. Woodward, William.  1982
    1982 The Problematic science psychology in nineteenth-century thought 1982

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Bruner’s lectures: Cultural psychology in statu nascendi 2018
    2018 Thinking with cultural psychology about the future 2018
    2017 Was Hermann Lotze für die U. S. Amerikaner bedeutete 2017
    2015 A Feminist Turn in Secular Theology (1858-1864).  284-319. 2015
    2015 A Gestalt Metaphysics: Laws, Events, and Values (1838-1841).  90-122. 2015
    2015 Ancestry and Education of a Cultural Reformer (1817-1834).  21-43. 2015
    2015 Applying Hypotheses in Pathology and Therapy (1838-1842).  123-146. 2015
    2015 Between Objectivism and Relativism: Logic as Theory of Inquiry (1868-1874).  352-377. 2015
    2015 Chronology of Hermann Lotze's Life.  449-451. 2015
    2015 Dissertations with Lotze's Evaluative Remarks (Promotionsschriften and Habilitationsschriften).  465-473. 2015
    2015 Education in Medical Thought and Practice: Working Explanations (1834-1838).  44-66. 2015
    2015 Education in Philosophy: The Mathematical Construction of Space (1834-1839).  67-89. 2015
    2015 From an Aesthetics of Everyday Life to Dilthey's Lived Experience (1864-1868).  323-351. 2015
    2015 From the Evolution of Culture to the Human Sciences (1852-1858).  252-283. 2015
    2015 Inner Migration or Disguised Reform? Political Interests of Philosophical Anthropology (1852-1864).  228-251. 2015
    2015 Levels of Physiological Explanation (1843-1851).  173-201. 2015
    2015 Publications and Published Letters of Hermann Lotze (in chronological order, with abbreviations used in footnotes).  452-459. 2015
    2015 The Dual Model of Explanation and Speculation (1838-1843).  147-169. 2015
    2015 The Metaphysical Foundations of Matter and Mind (1874-1879).  378-405. 2015
    2015 The Personal Is the Political: A Cosmopolitan Ethics (1864-1881).  406-433. 2015
    2015 The Physical-Mental Mechanism: An Alternative to Psychophysics (1846-1852).  202-227. 2015
    2015 Unpublished Sources.  460-464. 2015
    2012 Charlotte Bühler (1893-1974): Scientific entrepreneuer in developmental, clinical, and humanistic psychology..  83-103. 2012
    2010 Fechner's ethics.  100-109. 2010
    2008 A mediatized event: Boundary work in the construction of 9/11 truth..  17-22. 2008
    2006 Julian Jaynes: Introducing his life and thought..  13-68. 2006
    1996 Skinner and behaviorism as cultural icons.  7-29. 1996
    1996 Experimental analysis of behavior at Harvard: From cumulative records to mathematical models..  254-272. 1996
    1996 The reflection of Russian psychology in East German psychological practice.  236-250. 1996
    1994 From Romantic Naturphilosophie to a theory of science for the medical disciplines.  161-173. 1994
    1992 Johannes Müller, Hermann Lotze, Jakob Henle und die Konstruktion des vegetativen Nervensystems.  155-172. 1992
    1992 James's evolutionary epistemology: "Necessary truths and the effects of experience". ..  153-170. 1992
    1992 Raum, psychologisch 1992
    1991 World Views and Scientific Discipline Formation: How East German Science Studies Contributed to the Fall of the Cultural Wall.  1-16. 1991
    1990 Hacia una historiografía crítica de la psicología.  73-87. 1990
    1990 Stevens, S. S..  869-875. 1990
    1987 Conclusion: Professionalization, rationality, and political linkages in twentieth-century psychology..  Ed. Woodward, William.  295-309. 1987
    1985 Lotze's concept of function: Its Kantian origin and its impact on evolutionism in the United States.  147-156. 1985
    1984 William James's psychology of will: Its revolutionary impact on American psychology..  148-195. 1984
    1984 Marxism, critical rationalism, and phenomenology in postwar German psychology..  375-380. 1984
    1983 Introduction.  xi-xxxix. 1983
    1983 Die "Entdeckung" des Sozialbehaviorismus und der Theorie des sozialen Lernens, 1890-1980..  59-71. 1983
    1982 Wundt's program for the New Psychology: Vicissitudes in theory, experiment, and system.  167-197. 1982
    1980 Toward a critical historiography of psychology..  29-70. 1980
    1980 William James and Gordon Allport: Parallels in their maturing conceptions of self and personality 1980

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  • Education And Training

  • B.A., Harvard University
  • M.A., Princeton University
  • Ph.D. History Teacher Education, Yale University
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  • William Woodward
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  • University of New Hampshire

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