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Argyle, (John) Michael (1925–2002), social psychologist

Andrew M. Colman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Psychology. 851 words.

Argyle, (John) Michael (1925–2002), social psychologist, was born on 11 August 1925 at 2 First Avenue, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham, the only child of George Edgar Argyle, a schoolmaster, and...

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asylums

Overview page. Subjects: History — Psychology.

For the insane had medieval origins in Britain, with London's Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam) the most famous. Its shortened name passed into the language as befitted a frame of mind in which...

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Benjamin, Harry

Keay Davidson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Counselling Psychology; Medicine and Health; Education; Social Sciences; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 1117 words.

Benjamin, Harry (12 January 1885–24 August 1986), physician, endocrinologist, and sex researcher, was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of Julius Benjamin, a banker, and Bertha Hoffman. He...

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Bettelheim, Bruno

Nina Sutton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Psychology; Education. 1504 words.

Bettelheim, Bruno (28 August 1903–13 March 1990), therapist, educator, and author, was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Anton Bettelheim, a lumber merchant, and Pauline Seidler....

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bondage system

Overview page. Subjects: History — Psychology.

A system of tenure with defined services, common in Northumberland and south Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries, designed to provide casual labour in times of need. Farm servants who...

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brujería

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Psychology.

A name for rootwork in Spanish-speaking communities of the Caribbean and the southern United States, where it is also called mal puesto. [Spanish brujería witchcraft, from bruja a witch]

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Clark, Mamie

Alexandra Rutherford.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Psychology. 1338 words.

Clark, Mamie (18 April 1917–11 August 1983), psychologist and community mental health pioneer, was born Mamie Katherine Phipps in Hot Springs, Arkansas, one of two children and the only...

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EdmondsBalint-, Enid Flora (1903–1994), psychoanalyst and welfare worker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 8 words.

See Balint, Michael Maurice [formerly Mihaly Bergsmann]

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Hinkle, Beatrice Moses

Kate Wittenstein and Benjamin Harris.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1257 words.

Hinkle, Beatrice Moses (10 October 1874–28 February 1953), psychoanalyst and feminist, was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Benjamin Frederick Moses, a physician, and...

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Hollingworth, Leta Anna Stetter

Rosalind Rosenberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Psychology. 1047 words.

Hollingworth, Leta Anna Stetter (25 May 1886–27 November 1939), psychologist and feminist, was born in a dugout near Chadron, Nebraska, the daughter of John G. Stetter and Margaret Elinor...

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