Matter for Thought

The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927–1943

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Abstract

Scientific objects encourage us to imagine moments of discovery, collegial witnessing and citational webs. Yet, the process of creating narratives about scientific objects also enables and necessitates a certain kind of thinking: positing an origin that precludes previous instantiations (however different or varied); presuming that this origin has affects on future uses and developments of the term; ignoring the fragmentation, failures and accidents that surround and/or inform the creation of a concept; and pretending to provide an exhaustive history.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurology and Modernity
Subtitle of host publicationA Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950
EditorsLaura Salisbury, Andrew Shail
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages267-286
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780230278004
ISBN (Print)9780230233133, 978-1-349-31324-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • experimental psychology
  • matter unit
  • social reform
  • disciplinary boundary
  • mental hygiene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Littlefield, M. M. (2010). Matter for Thought: The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927–1943. In L. Salisbury, & A. Shail (Eds.), Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950 (pp. 267-286). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230278004_14

Matter for Thought : The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927–1943. / Littlefield, Melissa Monique.

Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950. ed. / Laura Salisbury; Andrew Shail. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. p. 267-286.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Littlefield, MM 2010, Matter for Thought: The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927–1943. in L Salisbury & A Shail (eds), Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 267-286. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230278004_14
Littlefield MM. Matter for Thought: The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927–1943. In Salisbury L, Shail A, editors, Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950. Palgrave Macmillan. 2010. p. 267-286 https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230278004_14
Littlefield, Melissa Monique. / Matter for Thought : The Psychon in Neurology, Psychology and American Culture, 1927–1943. Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800-1950. editor / Laura Salisbury ; Andrew Shail. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. pp. 267-286
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