By Noel Sheehy
This booklet makes a speciality of fifty significant influential figures on psychology, starting from the earliest days of the self-discipline two hundred years in the past to the current day. It offers concise biographical info on each one philosopher, after which proceeds to envision their contributions to the evolution of psychology as a self-discipline, and gives a statement on their principles and works. Accessibly written and with publications to extra studying, Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology is a useful source for the coed, practitioner and normal reader alike.
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BOWLBY, EDWARD JOHN MOSTYN (1907–90) A child psychiatrist, Bowlby’s name is synonymous with attachment theory. Bowlby was born to Mary (‘May’) Bridget Mostyn and Anthony Alfred Bowlby. His father was a celebrated surgeon who was first FIFTY KEY THINKERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 41 introduced to May at a party in 1897. They married the following year: he was 43, she was 31. When May moved into 24 Manchester Square (off Oxford Street and Baker Street), London, Anthony’s sister, Fanny, was obliged to find accommodation elsewhere.
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