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Ruling Minds

Psychology in the British Empire

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674088665

Publication Date: 01/04/2016


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones


  • Introduction
  • I. Minds
    • 1. The Laboratory in the Field: Inventing Imperial Psychology
    • 2. A Dream Dictionary for the World: The Globalization of the Unconscious
  • II. Tests
    • 3. Meritocracy or Master Race? The Origins of Mental Testing in the British Empire
    • 4. Square Pegs and Round Holes: Aptitude Testing in the Barracks and Beyond
  • III. Experts
    • 5. The Truth about Hearts and Minds: Development and Counterinsurgency in the Postwar Empire
    • 6. Psychology beyond Empire: Global Expertise and the Postcolonial Mind
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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