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`Race' in US Psychology to 1945: I. The rise and nature of `Race Psychology'

The most intense exploration of psychological race differences, known as Race (or Racial) Psychology, was undertaken by US psychologists between 1910 and 1940. Historical coverage of this has so far been highly selective. In the following two chapters I attempt to unravel the unexpectedly complex nature and meaning of this episode and US Psychology's engagements with race issues over these years.