Graziano and Raulin (8th ed)Graziano & Raulin
Research Methods (8th edition)

People of Historical Significance in
Science, Technology, and Psychology

This history section includes vignettes on nearly 100 people, each of whom has made important contributions to science and/or psychology. These are only a few of the people who have contributed to science in general and to psychology in particular. We have excluded currently active scholars, because their contributions are still being shaped. For more complete coverage, consult books on the history of psychology or the history of science.

We have organized this material by the names of the scientists and by historical periods. Use the Name Index to find information about a given person. If you want to know more about a period of history, use the Historical Period Index. We suggest that you read each section in its entirety, rather than reading only separate vignettes. In that way you will learn more about the relationships among ideas, and the influences among persons and among schools. 


  • Read as a Book: This section starts with an overview and then covers the material in approximately chronological order. When you reach the end of one page, you simply click on the next page button on the bottom.

  • Name Index: This section lists all the scientist covered in this history section in alphabetical order.

  • Historical Period Index: This section divides the coverage of history into twelve historical periods and covers the scientists who made significant contributions during those periods.