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Edward C. Tolman (1448)

Interests
Experimental psychology, general psychology, personality and social psychology, philosophical and theoretical psychology
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1886, West Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Died
1959, Berkeley, California, USA
Short Biography
Edward Chace Tolman (April 14, 1886 – November 19, 1959) was an American psychologist. Through Tolman’s theories and works, he founded what is now a branch of psychology known as purposive behaviorism. Tolman also founded the concept known as latent ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BSc MIT, 1911
  • MA Harvard University, 1912
  • PhD Harvard University, 1915
Appointments & Honors
  • Instructor in Psychology, Northwestern University, 1915
  • University of California, Instructor in Psychology, 1918-20, Assistant Professor,1920-2, Associate Professor, 1923-8, Professor, 1928-54, Professor Emeritus, 1954
  • President, APA, 1937
  • Chairman, Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, 1940
  • Hon. DSc, Yale University, 1951, McGill University, 1954
  • Hon. LLD, University of California, 1959
Principal Publications
  • 1920 Instinct and purpose. Psychological Review, 27, 217-33.
  • 1922 A new formula for behaviorism. Psychological Review, 29, 44-53.
  • 1923 A behavioristic account of the emotions. Psychological Review, 30, 217-27.
  • 1925 Behaviorism and purpose. Journal of Philosophy, 22, 36-41.
  • 1927, 1928 Habit formation and higher mental processes in animals. Psychological Bulletin, 24, 1-35; 25, 24-53.
  • 1932 Purposive Behavior in Animals and Men. Century.
  • 1935 The organism and the causal texture of the environment. Psychological Review, 42, 43-77 (with E. Brunswick).
  • 1942 Drives towards War. Appleton-Century.
  • 1948 Cognitive maps in rats and men. Psychological Review, 55, 189-208.
  • 1951 A psychological model. In T. Parsons and E. A. Shils (eds), Toward a General Theory of Action. Harvard University Press.
  • 1958 Behavior and Psychological Man: Essays in Motivation and Learning. University of California Press.