A School Of Their Own: A History of American Functionalist Psychology


Two part documentary on the history of American functionalist psychology.

Part 1 starts from about the time of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” to the naming of functionalism by its chief opponent, E. B. Titchener. Includes material on Chauncey Wright, William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, James Mark Baldwin, John Dewey, James Rowland Angell.

The second part of the documentary runs from about the time the “school” was named “functionalism” by its chief opponent, E. B. Titchener up to the end of World War I. Includes material on Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, James Rowland Angell, James Mark Baldwin, Granville Stanley Hall, John Dewey, William Lowe Bryan, Noble Harter, Edward Lee Thorndike, Robert Sessions Woodworth, Walter Bingham, Walter Dill Scott, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, Harry and Leta Hollingworth, Hugo Munsterberg (Muensterberg), Henry H. Goddard, Lewis M. Terman, Robert Mearns Yerkes, Linus Kline, Willard Small, John Broadus Watson, and others.

Producer/Writer: Christopher D. Green