Modernizing the Mind: Psychological Knowledge and the Remaking of Society


Using ideas borrowed from science and technology studies, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of organizations, Ward examines how American psychology established itself as the central purveyor of truth about the mind and self in the 20th century. He examines how psychology has essentially become common knowledge, and his innovative account offers a novel theory about the growth and influence of numerous different knowledge forms.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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