Roots in the Great Plains
The Applied Psychology of Harry Hollingworth
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The University of Akron Press
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It is hard to believe that a year has passed since publication of the inaugural volume in the Center for the History of Psychology Series. The series is designed to make available unpublished primary source materials from the Center’s collections. The response to the first volume, Walter Miles and His 1920 Grand Tour of European Physiology and Psychology Laboratories...
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This is the first volume of Harry Hollingworth’s previously unpublished autobiography, which he wrote in 1940 at the age of sixty. The unexpected death of his wife, Leta Stetter Hollingworth (1886–1939), in November 1939, prompted this examination of his life. The Hollingworths had what psychologists today refer to as a companionate marriage, a relationship...
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Harry L. Hollingworth’s two volume autobiography is part of the Harry and Leta Stetter Hollingworth papers housed in the Archives of the History of American Psychology at The Center for the History of Psychology, located on The University of Akron campus. The manuscript is reproduced here as an archival facsimile. The original is available for viewing at...
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The original motive for this volume was purely personal. It issued from a struggle for self reorganization at a critical period when the goals and values of a life-time were suddenly wrecked. The only justification for resorting to reminiscence was that I wished to do so; the only impediment was a conventional modesty, which was easily banished...
Part I: Our Town
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In the days and place of which I write a boy's town was his world. His elders were little better situated, for that matter. Except for occasional long journeys by train, people of necessity kept close to home on the plains of Nebraska. A day's journey and back by team or horseback did not take...
Part II: Public School Days
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It was in the little town of DeWitt, Saline County, Nebraska, on May 26, 1880, that I first saw the light of day and the world had its first glimpse of me. The character and fate of this town made it such a typical prairie village that I have devoted to it a separate volume...
Part III: Caught in a Trap
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The period of my life I now try to review in memory was,except for the present, the most discouraging of all. Throughout it I was baffled, thwarted and ignorant,- Simply caught in a trap,. and my flounderings to escape were wholly random and misguided. Had some intelligent mentor been available, such as the guidance experts now provided in many progressive schools...
Part IV: On Board
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The third period of my life was one of eager enthusiasm and high intellectual adventure. Midway in it there entered also a stream of affection. This at first thin current in time engulfed me in the profound depths of a partnership and a devotion such as it can be the privilege of a few men to know. In what shall be here written...
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Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: Archives of the History of American Psychology