Edwin Garrigues (Gary) Boring (23 October 1886 – 1 July 1968) was an American experimental psychologist, Professor of Psychology at Clark University and at Harvard University, who later became one of the first historians of psychology. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Boring as the 93rd most cited psychologist of the 20th century, tied with John Dewey, Amos Tversky, and Wilhelm Wundt.
While studying at Cornell, the 200-lecture course Titchener had Boring and the rest of his graduate students design left an interest in Boring on the historical perspective of psychology. This later inspired him to publish his first book titled A History of Experimental Psychology in 1929 in hopes of making psychologists more "history-conscious" (p. 42). The book did well within the first year, selling 1,316 copies; many in the field enjoyed the text and the manner in which he described the history of the discipline. The text continued to prosper through the years, selling 16,765 copies in 1950. Most people still consider this to be Boring’s most important work; the publication made him one of the first historians of psychology.
This book is the second edition published in 1950.
The book does not have a dust jacket. There is some shelf wear and rubbing to the edges of the covers and spine. Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.