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Kathy Hirsh-Pasek & Roberta Golinkoff

In: Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science

Chapter 13: From the Lab to the Living Room: Stories That Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

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From the Lab to the Living Room: Stories That Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk
From the lab to the living room: Stories that talk the talk and walk the walk
KathyHirsh-PasekRobertaGolinkoff

Once upon a time, experimental and theoretical psychology was deeply invested in issues of practical application. James's (1890) functional psychology knitted together discussions of stream of thought, memory, and self in an effort to understand individual action and the human capital that created civilization. Dewey (see Viney & King, 1998), who chaired the first psychology department at the University of Chicago, followed in James's footsteps in recognizing the value of psychology for education. Even Watson (1913), the father of behaviorism, was convinced that if people followed the dictates of his field, “the educator, the ...

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