Electronic Texts Available Free on the Internet

Image in the public domain.

Adler, Alfred Adler, A. (1932) Chapter 2 from What Life Should Mean to You Unwin Books, 1932.

Allport (1937). Gordon Allport (1937) The Functional Autonomy of Motives. American Journal of Psychology, 50, 141-156. The Psychology Classics archive at York University includes this paper where Allport first describes the concept of functional autonomy by through examples of the sailor, the musician, the city-dweller and the miser.

Bandura, Albert A. Bandura, D. Ross, & S. A. Ross (1961). Transmission of Aggression Through Imitation of Aggressive Models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575-582.

Baumeister, Campbell, Kreuger, & Vohs (2003). Baumeister, R. F., Campbell,J. D., Krueger, J. I. & Vohs,K. D. (2003). Does High Self-Esteem Cause Better Performance, Interpersonal Success, Happiness, or Healthier Lifestyles? Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 4(1), 1-44. (Opens in PDF format).

Behavioral Genetics Behavioral Genetics: An introduction to how genes and environments interact through development to shape differences in mood, personality, and intelligence. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The Hastings Center have made this book free and available for downloading. This book is an introduction for non-scientists to the science of behavioral genetics and its broader ethical and social implications. Among the topics covered are how scientists explore the influence of genes and environment on behavior and how such research may challenge our understanding of human nature, personal responsibility, and equality.

Bem (2003). Bem, D. J. (2003) Writing the Empirical Journal Article. From John M. Darley, Mark P. Zanna, and Henry L. Roediger (Eds.) The Compleat Academic: A Career Guide. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. In PDF format.

Brain Facts The society for neuroscience provides this free 74-page primer on the brain and nervous system designed as an introduction to neuroscience for a lay audience.

Calkins (1915) Mary Whiton Calkins (1915) The Self in Scientific Psychology. American Journal of Psychology, 26, 495-524.

Calvin & Ojemann (1994) Calvin, W.H. & Ojemann, G. A. (1994).Conversations with Neil's Brain: The Neural Nature of Thought & Language. Addison Wesley. Neurophysiologists William H. Calvin and George A. Ojemann at the University of Washington wrote this book and have made it freely available online. The basics of neuroscience are presented as a series of conversations between a surgeon and his patient.

Chaplin, Phillips, Brown, Clanton, & Stein (2000). Chaplin, W. F., Phillips, J. B., Brown, J. D., Clanton, N. R., & Stein, J. L. (2000) Handshaking, Gender, Personality and First Impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79(1), 110-117. (in PDF format).

Chronback & Meehl (1955) Chronback, L. J. & Meehl, P. E. (1955) Construct Validity in Psychological Tests, Psychological Bulletin, 52, 281-302.

Culture: ''Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington USA.

Dandeneau & Baldwin (2004) Dandeneau, S. D. & Baldwin, M. W. (2004). The Inhibition of Socially Rejecting Information Among People with High versus Low Self-Esteem: The Role of Attentional Bias and the Effects of Bias Reduction Training. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 584-602.

Dawkins (1989) The classic work The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2nd Edition, 1989). See also Chapter 11 on Memes

The Economist: The Mismeasure of Women The August 3rd, 2006 issue of The Economist has an excellent summary of the current research on gender differences in mathematics, verbal ability, aggression, and personality. Particularly valuable, are the links to supplemental information, including links to the psychological research cited, most of which are available in electronic format.

Freud, Anna: Infants Without Families Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham, Infants Without Families, 1944 (excerpt).

Freud, Anna (1952) Freud, A. (1952). The role of bodily illness in the mental life of children. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 7, 69-81.

Freud Totem und Tabu 1913 by H.-P.Haack - Foto: www.zvab.com-Katalog Antiquariat Dr. Haack Leipzig. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Freud, Sigmund: The Anatomy of the Mental Personality From LECTURE XXXI (1932). Source: New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-analysis (1933) originally published by Hogarth Press. Includes Freud's original drawing of the id, ego, and superego.

Freud, Sigmund: Civilization and Its Discontents (excerpt) A brief excerpt translated by Joan Riviere.

Freud, Sigmund: Dream Psychology. Available to download from Project Guttenberg. Search the catalog for "Freud" in authors.

Freud, Sigmund: The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement German original first published in the Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse, 4. English translation by A. A. Brill in 1917. Translation first published in 1914 in the Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (No. 25). New York: Nervous and Mental Disease Pub. Co.

Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams Click on "Research" in the left column then choose "Non-Fiction" then "Sigmund Freud" to find this complete translation online.

Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams Complete table of contents with much of the text available online.

Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams Originally written in 1900, translated by A. A. Brill in 1913. Originally published in New York by Macmillan.

Freud, Sigmund: Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis Based on Freud's lectures at Clark University these represent the introduction of psychoanalysis to North America. Originally published in 1910 in the American Journal of Psychology, 21, 181-218.

Freud, Sigmund: A Philosophy of Life Lecture XXXV from New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-analysis (1933) originally published by Hogarth Press.

Freud, Sigmund: Psychoanalysis for Beginners Available to download from Project Guttenberg. Search the catalog for "Freud" in authors.

Freud, Sigmund: The Psychopathology of Everyday Life First published in 1901, translation by A. A. Brill in 1914. Originally published in London by T. Fisher Unwin.

Freud, Sigmund: The Structure of the Unconscious Short excerpt describing the conscious, preconscious and unconscious and the id, ego, and superego. From An Outline of Psychoanalysis 1940, translated by James Strachey. N.Y.: Norton, and from New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis published in 1933, translated by W. J. H. Sprott. N.Y.: Norton.

Freud, Sigmund: Thoughts for the Times on War and Death Written in 1915.

Freud, Sigmund: Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex Available to download from Project Guttenberg. Search the catalog for "Freud" in authors.

Freud, Sigmund: A Young Girl's Diary English translation of: Tagebuch eines halbwüchsigen Mädchens. Available to download from Project Guttenberg. Search the catalog for "Freud" in authors.

Fromm, Erich Over 100 PDFs of Fromm's original writings (in English or German) are available from the International Erich Fromm Society's website.

Goldstein, Freud, & Solnit: Beyond the Best Interests of the Child Joseph Goldstein, Anna Freud, and Albert J. Solnit, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child, 1973 (excerpt).

Horne & Ostberg (1976): Morningness-Eveningness Scale Horne, J. A. & Ostberg, O., (1976). A Self Assessment Questionnaire to Determine Morningness-Eveningness in Human Circadian Rhythms, International Journal of Chronobiology, 4, 97-110. Opens in PDF format.

Hyde & Durik (2001) Chapter 8: Psychology of Women and Gender by Janet Shibley Hyde and Amanda Durik, University of Wisconsin. The online book The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century edited by Jane S. Halonen & Stephen F. Davis and Published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (2001) provides a broad overview of what research agenda and approaches this new century calls for across many of psychology's subdisciplines.

Jung, Carl G.: The Association Method Jung's word association test is described in three lectures. Originally published in Jung, C.G. (1910).The Association Method. American Journal of Psychology, 31, 219-269.

Jung, Carl G.: The Association Method “Originally published in the Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology in 1916, The Association Method was the first of three lectures Carl Jung delivered at the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the opening of Clark University in September, 1909.”

Jung, Carl G. The CG Jung page maintains an extensive site featuring abstracts of Jung's collected works, extracts from selected works and an overview of his theories. Full-text articles are available for download for members only; membership is not free.

Kelly (1957) Kelly, G. (1957). Hostility. Paper prepared for Kelly’s Presidential Address to the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association.

Kelly (1964) Kelly, G. (1964) The Threat of Aggression. Paper prepared for a conference on Humanistic Psychology at Old Saybrook, Connecticut, November 27-29, 1964.

Kelly (1969) Kelly, G. A. (1969). The threat of aggression. In B. Maher (Ed.), Clinical Psychology and Personality: The Selected Papers of George Kelly (pp. 281-288). London, UK: Wiley.

Kelly (1978) The last work of George Kelly where he discusses the idea of death. Originally published as Kelly, G.A. (1978) Confusion and the Clock In Fransella, F. (Ed.) Personal Construct Psychology. New York: Academic Press.

Kelly (no date) An on-line excerpt from the unpublished and unfinished book draft The Human Feeling by George Kelly.

Lewin, K. (1935): A Dynamic Theory Of Personality From the site: The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Little (2001) Chapter 2: Personality Psychology: Havings, Doings, and Beings in Context by Brian R. Little, Carleton University and the Murray Research Center at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of Harvard University. The online book The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century edited by Jane S. Halonen & Stephen F. Davis and Published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (2001) provides a broad overview of what research agenda and approaches this new century calls for across many of psychology's subdisciplines.

Machiavelli, Nicolò: The Prince The classic treatise by Machiavelli himself, written around 1505 and published 1515 is available here in a 1908 translation by W. K. Marriott.

Maslow, Abraham Contains a list of books in print, audio visual materials, electronic versions of selected works, many of these resources are downloadable, some for a fee.

Maslow, A. H. (1943). A Theory of Human Motivation.

Maslow, A. H. (1941). Deprivation, Threat and Frustration.

Mawson, et al. (1996): Sensation Seeking Mawson, A. R., Biundo, Jr., J. J., Clemmer, D. I, Jacobs, K. W., Ktsanes, V. K. and Rice, J. C. (1996). Sensation-Seeking, Criminality, and Spinal Cord injury: A Case-Control Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 144 (5), 463-472.(PDF)

Mead (1913) George Herbert Mead (1913). The Social Self. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, 10, 374-380.

George Herbert Mead (1934) Mead, G. H. (1934) Mind Self and Society from the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist (Edited by Charles W. Morris). Chicago: University of Chicago.

Murray, Henry A. (1938): Explorations In Personality From The Internet Archive, which is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Murray, Henry A. (1943): Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler From The Internet Archive, which is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Rank (1914). Rank, O. (1914). The Myth of the Birth of the Hero. New York: Vintage. From the website: In this study Rank looks at a a wide variety of Eurasian hero birth narratives, including Greek, Roman, Judeo-Christian, Indian, and Germanic legendary figures. He uses the methodology and vocabulary of classic Freudian psychoanalysis to do so. The middle part of this book, where Rank enumerates some of these tales, will be the most useful for modern readers, as he draws on a wide range of sources, some of them fairly obscure. In the last part he puts these myths 'on the couch' as it were, and ties up his thesis very coherently.

Rogers, Carl: Freedom to Learn Two essays from this book published in 1969.

Rogers, Carl: On Becoming a Person Excerpts from this book published in 1961.

Rogers, Carl: Significant Aspects of Client-Centered Therapy First published in American Psychologist, 1, 415-422, 1946.

Rogers, Carl: Some Observations on the Organization of Personality Address of the retiring President of the American Psychological Association the September 1947 Annual Meeting. First published in American Psychologist, 2, 358-368.

Schmitt (2002): Promiscuity and Infidelity Across Cultures Schmitt, D. P. (2002). Are Sexual Promiscuity and Relationship Infidelity Linked to Different Personality Traits Across Cultures? Findings from the International Sexuality Description Project. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler (Eds.), Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (Unit 6, Chapter 4), Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington USA. Complete table of contents available here.

Schmitt & Buss (2000): Sexy Seven? Schmitt, D. P. & Buss, D. M. (2000) Sexual Dimensions of Person Description: Beyond or Subsumed by the Big Five? Journal of Research in Personality 34, 141–177.

Schwartz (2000) Schwartz, B. (2000). Self-Determination: The Tyranny of Freedom. American Psychologist, 55(1), 79-88.

Skinner, B. F.: The Origins of Cognitive Thought Chapter one from Recent Issues in the Analysis of Behavior, 1989, Merrill Publishing Company.

Skinner, B. F.: Why I am Not A Cognitive Psychologist. From Skinner, B. F. (1977). Behaviorism, 5, pp. 1-10. The complete essay follows a brief introduction.

Watson, J. (c.1922): Philosophical essays presented to John Watson From The Internet Archive, which is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. Includes a bibliography of publications by Watson (p.343-346)

Wirz-Justice (2007): How To Measure Circadian Rhythms in Humans From Wirz-Justice, A. (2007). How to measure circadian rhythms in humans. Medicographia, 29(1), 84-90. Provides an overview of the topic with vivid examples and graphics. Opens in PDF.

Image in the public domain


Page last modified by August 03, 2015, at 08:58 AM